FNB Stadium, one of the top 10 biggest venues in the world, is the home venue of Amakhosi.
Just a stone throw away from the Chiefs Village (the club headquarters), the world class facilities famously hosted the 2010 Fifa World Cup final. It is also the home of one the biggest sporting showpieces in the southern hemisphere – the Soweto Derby featuring Kaizer Chiefs and our arch-rivals Orlando Pirates – that is played at least three times in the football season.
Refurbished for a tune of R3.3 Billion, FNB Stadium is noted for its massive Calabash design (an image of an African pot with overflowing sorghum beer that is one of the symbols of African life) which standouts from its Nasrec location, and where it is flanked by the historic Soweto township and the surrounding Crown Mines.
Outside of its obvious beauty created by means of thousands of glass-fibre concrete panels in eight different earthy colours – the stadium has green-friendly elements.
All lighting is energy efficient; materials from dismantled sections of the old stadium were re-used; water collected in the moat around the field is used to water the field, and excess water is used to flush the toilets. The flushing of the urinals is programmed, releasing water in tune to the use of the toilets.
Symbolism has been built into it. Nine vertical lines run through the seats and through the facade, aligning with the other nine 2010 Fifa World Cup Stadiums, as well as the Berlin Stadium, where the 2006 Fifa World Cup was held.
|Public seating:||78 772
Level 1 (32 575)
Level 2 (11 694) + 168 wheelchair (84 plus 84 assistant to wheelchair)
Level 5 (34 501)
|Hospitality seating:||8 693|
|Additional Hospitality Capacity:||2 370|
|Events per year:||32|
|Attendance per year:||782 145
24 442 per event
|Home team:||Kaizer Chiefs|