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Royal Bafokeng

Central, Rustenburg, N/A, South Africa

Homeground of New Zealand

Venue Description
The Royal Bafokeng Stadium, the stage for five group games and a second-round tie, is named after its owners, the prominent local tribe, and is sited in Phokeng, approximately 15km north-west of town en route to Sun City. The ground has undergone a $48 million makeover for the tournament, an upgrade involving an enlarged main stand and new cantilever roof, floodlights and scoreboard. The Royal has something of a South American bowl feel to it, but it comes with one drawback: the athletics track, which keeps spectators too far from the pitch. Organisers will be counting on fans making extensive use of the park-and-ride facilities to reach the stadium on match days. Hubs to leave your car and hop on a bus will be located on main roads leading into Rusty: between the town centre and stadium on the old N4; at the Kloof Holiday Resort 500 metres from the Kloof Interchange of the N4; north of the stadium on the R565 from Sun City; and at the Show Ground to the west of the central business district. Frequent shuttle buses will connect downtown with the Royal.