Ellis Park Stadium
South Africa is a nation made up of serious sports fans. The most popular sports in Johannesburg include football, cricket, rugby and running. Ellis Park, which serves as the home stadium for various rugby and football teams, like the Golden Lions and the Orlando Pirates, is a must-see spot for any sports fan.
Treat yourself to a gameWith over 60,000 seats, Ellis Park has played host to a number of significant sporting events in South Africa’s history. In fact, the final match in the 1995 Rugby World Cup was played here, which the home team, the Springboks, won. The Ellis Park Stadium is at the center of a sporting district, where it sits alongside Johannesburg Athletics Stadium and the Standard Bank Tennis Arena.
Although Ellis Park has become synonymous with rugby, the stadium has also played host to a number of local and international football games, hosting teams such as Brazil, Manchester United and Arsenal. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, 5 matches were played in the stadium. Over the years the park has also hosted large open-air events and concerts for international stars such as Whitney Houston and the Rolling Stones.