Name: Royal Bafokeng
Construction: minor upgrade
Gross Capacity: 42 000
The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace was one of the stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. This time this venue will play a part inthe 2013 Afcon. The stadium is named after the Bafokeng people who live in the area.
In 1999, the Bafokeng won a legal battle, which entitled them to 20% on the platinum which is mined on their historical land. Hence, they have shares in platinum mining in the area. Upon completion, the stadium will seat 42 000.
The South African national team played a FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Bakino Faso in 2001, and won 2-1. It has been host to many Premier Soccer League games despite Rustenburg not having its own team.
The stadium is only a 25 minute drive to Sun City and 30 minutes to the Pilansberg. It is 12 kilometers from the Rustenburg city centre.
2013 Afcon Matches
|Ivory Coast||v||Togo||January 22||17:00|
|Ivory Coast||v||Tunisia||January 26||17:00|
|Algeria||v||Ivory Coast||January 30||19:00|
|Winner Group D||v||Runner-up Group C||February 3||17:00|
|Date - Time||Stage|
|12 June - 20:30||Group C||
|15 June - 13:30||Group F||
|19 June - 16:00||Group D||
|22 June - 16:00||Group A||
|24 June - 20:30||Group E||
|26 June - 20:30||Round of 16||USA||1-2||Ghana|