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2006 World Cup decision Thursday, 29 June, 2000, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Stadium guide: Rugby pitches in
Ellis Park hosted the Rugby World Cup final
South Africa's stadiums for 2006 will be a mixture of the country's football and rugby grounds.

Many of the rugby grounds are already up to scratch following the Rugby World Cup which was held in South Africa in 1995.

Ellis Park in Johannesburg is the home of rugby in the country and played host to the Rugby World Cup final.

It was renovated in 1982 and, with a capacity of 60,000, is a likely semi-final venue.

It has hosted a number of football matches including last year's match in honour of Nelson Mandela when a select South African XI took on a World Stars XI.

The FNB stadium will eventually hold more than 110,000 people
The FNB stadium will hold more than 110,000 people
The home of football in South Africa is the FNB stadium. It is not up to Fifa standards yet - which is apparently why the Mandela tribute game was not held there - but when renovations are complete it will have a capacity of more than 110,000.

South Africa have a number of other stadiums which were upgraded for the Rugby World Cup, all of which have capacities of over 40,000.

These include the Newlands stadium in Cape Town, the Minolta Loftus stadium in Pretoria, King's Park in Durban, Telkom Park in Port Elizabeth and the Free State stadium in Bloemfontein.

South Africa also plan to construct at least three new stadiums if they win the nomination - including the 68,000 Jacaranda Stadium to be built in Pretoria.

South Africa have more to do than England and Germany in getting their stadiums up to scratch for 2006 but they have plenty of large grounds to choose from.

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