The First National Bank or FNB stadium is located in Nasrec in the Soweto area of Johannesburg. The stadium served as the main venue for the 2010 FIFA football world cup and is the largest stadium in Africa, with a capacity of nearly 95,000 people.
Located less than a half hour journey to FNB Stadium, the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, offers upscale comfort in the heart of a convenient and vibrant district of the city. Surrounded by restaurants, cafes and shops, visitors can truly make the most of their time in South Africa's largest city whilst staying here.
Take in the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
FNB Stadium, home to South Africa's national football team, is also known as 'Soccer City' and 'The Calabash' due to its resemblance to a traditional African pot. The outside mosaic cladding is constructed from earthen colours, with a ring of lights around the bottom simulating fire underneath the pot.
Constructed in 1989, the FNB stadium is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters, home to the offices for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Thousands turned out to the stadium to see the opening ceremony as well as the cup final and a number of games in between. The venue is also famous as the place where Nelson Mandela made his first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison.
See South Africa's sporting history from the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg, is the perfect place for visitors looking to travel to the city's most famous sporting sites, such as the FNB Stadium and Wanderers Stadium. Ideally situated adjacent to the city's high speed rail link, guests can relax in this hotel's world-class facilities after a long day sightseeing.