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The Cape Town plan comprises a total of 33 venues for the Olympic Games, through effective sharing of venues. There is a good use of 18 (56%) existing venues which have planned upgrades and a reasonable budget allocated, and two planned venues (aquatic centre and tennis centre) to be constructed by 2011. Cape Town proposes 13 (39%) additional venues including 10 temporary venues based on a good legacy plan for the city/region with permanent venues planned for specific sports needs e.g. aquatics, tennis, gymnastics, rowing, canoe-kayak slalom. The sports concept with two clusters ; Olympic Park (6 venues, 10 sports/disciplines) and the Eastern Cluster (6 venues, 10 sports/disciplines) 10 km from the Olympic Village are well planned. With the exception of preliminary football venues in Durban and Port Elizabeth, the sailing (45km) and shooting center's (50km) are the furthest venues from the Olympic Village.

Construction costs for additional venues are conservative but are in line with the low construction costs within the industry. The location of the venue for Shotput on Robben Island, although with a historical significance, will require a ferry/boat system as detailed, but may need further investigation in terms of security and logistical problems. The construction of major sports facilities, supported by upgraded existing sports facilities would leave Cape Town with a significantly enhanced sports legacy especially in those identified previously disadvantaged communities, which will receive a large majority of the training venues.
















EXISTING VENUES:

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE
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Cape Town's premier convention centre, will become the home of fencing, badminton and weightlifting during the games, providing excellent conditions in large exhibition halls.
TYPE: Existing

LOCATION: City Centre

EVENTS: Badminton, Fencing, Weightlifting

CAPACITY:Hall A ,Hall B (5,000 each), Hall C (6,000)

NEWLANDS STADIUM
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World famous Newlands Rugby Stadium, will provide a world class venue for the football finals.
TYPE:EXISTING

LOCATION: NEWLANDS COMPLEX

EVENTS:FOOTBALL FINALS

CAPACITY: 50,000

GREENPOINT STADIUM
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The Western Province Tennis Centre, will undergo upragdes and be reconfigured to host the tennis event for the 2020 Games. The main stadium will seat 10,000 and court 2 5,500. This venue would be located within walking distance of the Olympic Stadium.
TYPE: EXISTING







LOCATION: OLYMPIC PARK







EVENTS: TENNIS





CAPACITY: 21,000

ATHLONE STADIUM
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Athlone Stadium will be Cape Town's main training venue for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and will undergo its complete transformation into a world class football venue by 2008. It will become the home of football in Cape Town and is part of the Athlone Sports Complex, which includes an existing athletics facility for 1,000 seated spectators, an existing hockey training venue and a proposed indoor training centre.
TYPE: EXISTING



LOCATION: ATHLONE



EVENTS:FOOTBALL PRELIMINARIES



CAPACITY: 30,000

OLYMPIC VELODROME
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The Bellville Velodrome hosted the 1997 World Junior Cycling Championships and has hosted many events since. This facility will undergo further upgrades and affirm itself as Africa's premier indoor cycling venue.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: BELLVILLE

EVENTS: CYCLING (TRACK)

CAPACITY: 6,000

GOOD HOPE CENTRE
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The Good Hope Centre has hosted a wide range of exhibitions, and events and will become host to the Table Tennis Competition. The Centre will be converted to a 6,000 all seater indoor stadium, for the duration of the games and undergo an internal uprade to the facilites and external improvement to its facade.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: CITY ZONE

EVENTS: TABLE TENNIS

CAPACITY: 6,000

SAHARA PARK
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Sahara Park Cricket stadium is the home of cricket in the Western Cape and has hosted the Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony and Opening Match in 2003. For the 2016 games the venue will will be slightly reconfigured to host the archery competition, providing a beautiful backdrop and excellent conditions for the event.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: NEWLANDS SPORTS COMPLEX

EVENTS: ARCHERY

CAPACITY: 25,000

HARTLEYVALE HOCKEY CENTRE
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The Hockey Centre has hosted many international hockey tournaments including the 1996 Atlanta Qualifying Competition. This excellent facility will be extended with an extra stadium of 15,000 seats to meet the requirements for the competitions.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: OBSERVATORY

EVENTS: HOCKEY

CAPACITY: 15,000 (Main Field) and 5,100 (Secondary Stadium)

BELHAR SPORTS CENTRE
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The Belhar Sports Centre has played a vital role in promoting sports involvment in the local community and was constructed irrespective of the 2004 Olympic Bid. It will continue to do so and will be renovated to seat 8,000 for the Judo and Taekwondo events, bring much needed upliftment to the area and its surroundings, providing a great legacy to those who will continue to use the facility.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: BELHAR

EVENTS: JUDO AND TAEKWONDO

CAPACITY: 8,000

STELLENBOSCH MODERN PENTATHLON CENTRE
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Modern Pentathlon Athletes will compete in a most picturesque town of Stellenbosch. All athletes will compete at one venue, and one complex, making it truly accessible and enjoyable for both athletes, spectators, the Olympic Family and the media. The facility will provide excellent conditions and facilities for athletes to compete in.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

EVENTS: MODERN PENTATHLON

CAPACITY: Fencing and Shooting (3,000)
Riding and Running (10,000)
Swimming (4,000)

KINGS SENZAGAKHONA STADIUM

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Kings Park Stadium is one of the two football venues, situated elsewhere in South Africa, providing other cities in South Africa with a true Olympic experience.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: DURBAN

EVENTS: FOOTBALL PRELIMS

CAPACITY: 60,000

PORT ELIZABETH STADIUM

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The windy city of Port Elizabeth will host football prelims, in a new modern stadium to be used as the cities premier 2010 world cup venue.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: PORT ELIZABETH

EVENTS: FOOTBALL PRELIMS

CAPACITY: 49,500

COETZENBURG MOUTAINBIKE CENTRE
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Having hosted events such as the Mountain Bike World Cup, this venue provides athletes with excellent facilities, and a most challenging course. Seats for 4,000 spectators will be provided and capacity crowds are expected for this high action sport.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: STELLENBOSCH

EVENTS: MOUNTAIN BIKE

CAPACITY: 4,000 (seated)

NEWLANDS AQUATIC CENTRE
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The Newlands Aquatic Centre, with its beautiful setting is currently an outdoor open air setting, which will play host to the waterpolo and diving preliminary competition. The Centre will be upgraded and a temporary roof will be added to provide better conditions for athletes.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: NEWLANDS SPORTS COMPLEX

EVENTS: DIVING AND WATERPOLO PRELIMS

CAPACITY: 5,000

MEW WAY BOXING CENTRE
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Mew Way Community Centre , 25 minutes from the Olympic Village will provide a very good legacy for the youth of one of Cape Town's developing areas. The venue plans include warm-up areas, services and amenities and ease of access will provide good conditions for the athletes, media and spectators. After an upgrade to centre, and investment in its amenities around the centre, it will be ready to host the Olympic Boxing Competition.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: KHAYALETSHA

EVENTS: BOXING

CAPACITY: 10,000

PHILLIPI EAST INDOOR CENTRE
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This centre located in a under developed area of Cape Town will form part of a large complex, which will stand as a large training venue for athletes from various sports. New facilities will bring much needed services to the community and leave a strong legacy for the future.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: PHILLIPI EAST

EVENTS: BASKETBALL PRELIMS

CAPACITY: 10,000

ATLANTIS SHOOTING CENTRE
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The Shooting Centre will make use of existing facilites at Atlantis, which is currently used as the Naval Shooting site. A new indoor shooting centre and other facilities will be constructed to bring the centre to Olympic standards. Much attention will be paid on the environmental impact on the site, before and during construction.
TYPE: EXISTING

LOCATION: ATLANTIS

EVENTS: SHOOTING

CAPACITY: 3,000 + 3,000

ADDITIONAL VENUES:

Temporary Venues

ROBBEN ISLAND
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The Shot Put competition will take place on Robben Island which has great historical significance for South Africa. Former Statesman Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for a large portion of his life in prison. Athletes, spectators, the media and the Olympic Family will be treated to a majestic view of Cape Towns most well known attraction, Table Mountain. Temporary Seating for 5,000 spectators will be provided.
TYPE: TEMPORARY

LOCATION: 12KM FROM COAST

EVENTS: SHOT PUT

CAPACITY: 5,000 SEATED

OLYMPIC PARK ARENAS
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The Olympic Park Arenas 1 and 2 will be temporary indoor arenas, at the Olympic Park, and will will dismantled and reconstructed elsewhere where it is needed after the Olympic Games. This facility will fit perfectly into the Olympic Park and be a walk from the Olympic Village.
TYPE: NEW TEMPORARY



LOCATION: CAPE TOWN OLYMPIC PARK



EVENTS: OLYMPIC PARK ARENA 1 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS/ TRAMPOLINE/HANDBALL (FINALS)



OLYMPIC PARK ARENA 2 HANDBALL/WRESTLING



CAPACITY: OLYMPIC PARK ARENA 10,000


OLMYPIC PARK ARENA 2 6,000

PAVILLION ONE
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Pavillion One will be situated adjacent to the IBC and within the Media City Complex on the edge of the city centre. It is a temporary facility with a 11,500 capacity and will be dismantled after the games and erected elsewhere possibly for industrial use at the harbour.
TYPE: NEW TEMPORARY

LOCATION: CITY ZONE

EVENTS: INDOOR VOLLEYBALL

CAPACITY: 11,500

PAVILLION TWO
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Pavillion Two will be part of the City Zone and will be situated adjacent to the tennis centre and the greenpoint stadium. The facility is temporary, and would be reconstructed to provde a legacy for fencing and other specialist sports.
TYPE : NEW TEMPORARY

LOCATION: CITY ZONE (Greenpoint)

EVENTS: FENCING

CAPACITY: 5,000

CAMPS BAY BEACH VOLLEYBALL CENTRE

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With the magnificent backdrop of the twelve apostles, this venue will provide a spectacular location for the beach volleyball competition. Camps Bay beach hosts an annual leg of the SWATCH FIVB World Tour and hosts many beach volleyball competitions. A new 12,000 temporary stadium designed for optimum conditions will be constructed.
TYPE: NEW TEMPORARY

LOCATION: CAMPS BAY BEACH

EVENTS: BEACH VOLLEYBALL

CAPACITY: 10,000

KENILWORTH RACECOURSE AND EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
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A well known racecourse in South Africa, the Kenilworth Racecourse will become the beautiful setting for the drama of the Equestrain Competition to unfold. The temporary venue would be reconstructed at sports fields in the surrounding previously disadvantaged areas, providing a great legacy from the sport.
TYPE: EXISTING TEMPORARY

LOCATION: KENILWORTH

EVENTS: EQUESTRIAN

CAPACITY: 30,000

GRANGER BAY TRIATHLON CENTRE

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The Triathlon event will cover the granger bay area,with the running and cycling sections running through very attractive and excellent routes along the coast.
TYPE: TEMPORARY

LOCATION: GRANGER BAY

EVENTS: TRIATHLON

CAPACITY: 3,000 (seated)

SIMONS TOWN YACHTING/SAILING CENTRE

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Simons Town is a coastal area 50 minutes from the Olympic Village. The location offers strong, steady winds. The Navy Base will collaborate, lending organisational experience. The conditions for the athletes will be very good and enhanced by proposed changing rooms being separated from the public zone as athletes move to their boats.
TYPE: EXISTING TEMPORARY

LOCATION: SIMONS TOWN NAVAL BASE

EVENTS: YACHTING/SAILING

CAPACITY: 5,000

OLYMPIC BMX CENTRE
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The BMX centre will by using shared support space of the mountain bike location become a compact venue in a beautiful and natural setting. Seating for 5,000 will be provided and athletes will enjoy vast support spaces within walking distance of their competition venue.
TYPE: NEW TEMPORARY

LOCATION: OLYMPIC PARK

EVENTS: BMX

CAPACITY: 5,000

Permanent Venues:

CAPE TOWN OLYMPIC STADIUM - STADIUM SOUTH AFRICA
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Set against a backdrop of Table Mountain, the jewel of the Olympic park, Stadium South Africa will come alive with unrivalled energy and excitement as the athletics, football competitions as well as the ceremonies dazzle and entertain the 80,000 strong spectators. The Stadium includes a retractable roof which can be closed during poor weather conditions. The stadium will act as a main venue during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
TYPE: NEW

LOCATION: OLYMPIC PARK

EVENTS: ATHLETICS/FOOTBALL/CEREMONIES

CAPACITY: 80,000

CAPE TOWN OLYMPIC SUPERBOWL
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The 17,000 seater world class Superbowl will host three events during the Olympic Games and will be the largest indoor facility of all the games venues. In future it will be reconfigured into two smaller halls, and act as an institute for gymnasticcs, artistics, rythmic and trampoline.
TYPE: NEW

LOCATION: OLYMPIC PARK

EVENTS: ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS/BASKETBALL FINALS/TRAMPOLINE

CAPACITY: 17,000

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE
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The Cape Town International Aquatic Centre will consist of three indoor pools. A 50 m competition pool, diving pool and warm up or practice pool. The roof of the Aquatic Centre is retractable allowing for outdoor competition in Summer.
TYPE: NEW



LOCATION: OLYMPIC PARK



EVENTS: AQUATICS



CAPACITY: 16,000



ZEEKOEVLEI REGATTA CENTRE
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The Zeekoevlei Regatta Centre, wil be a new facility located 35 minutes from the Olympic Village. It will become the premier rowing venue in Africa and will provide a great legacy for the youth and aspiring athletes of this sport.
TYPE: NEW

LOCATION: ZEEKOEVLEI DAM

EVENTS: ROWING/ CANOE KAYAK (Flatwater)AND SLALOM

CAPACITY: 25,000 + 20,000

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE

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The Cape Town Internation Tennis Centre will host annual wta and atp tournaments as test events in the run up to the games in 2020. The venue is to be completed by 2013,so that the annual wta and atp tournaments may begin.
TYPE: PLANNED NEW

LOCATION: CITY ZONE, GREENPOINT

EVENTS: TENNIS

CAPACITY: CENTRE COURT (10,000)
COURT ONE (5,000)
COURT TWO (2,000)
OUTSIDE COURTS (5,000)
















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