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FIFA Fan Fest

THE closest experience to catching any of the 2010 FIFA World Cup games live at any of South Africa's breath-taking stadiums is popping in at any of Johannesburg's official FIFA Fan Fests™, public viewing and township TV sites.

Football fans in Johannesburg without tickets to the FIFA World Cup matches may be able to join in the festive opportunities the city is offering to watch matches live on big screens.

With two host venues, Soccer City and Ellis Park stadiums, Johannesburg is the first city in the history of the FIFA World Cup to have two Official FIFA Fan Fests. The Fan Fests will be located in the historic township of Soweto and the up-market suburb of Sandton, in the north of the city.

In addition to the Official Fan Fests, the City of Johannesburg will boast several public viewing sites for the World Cup. Here, football fans can have the same football fun experience as in the Official Fan Fests.

There are numerous parks scattered all over the city, some of them equipped with giant screen televisions to entertain residents. These parks – thanks to a partnership between the City of Johannesburg entity City Parks and cellphone network giant MTN, will be screening live all 64 matches of the 2010 World Cup.

Check out the FIFA Fan Fest event guide [PDF, 290kb]

Two FIFA Fan Fests™ will be held in Johannesburg.

FIFA Fan Fests™ principles:

  • Free Entrance
  • All matches are broadcast live 
  • FIFA Fan Fests™ "Look and Feel" like a stadium 
  • High quality giant screens, and sound/light systems ensure a great experience while watching the 
  • The FIFA Fan Fest™ is an all day event 
  • Prior to and after matches, the stage/screen is used for entertainment programmes 
  • Food, beverage and Official Licensed Products are all available on-site 
  • The FIFA Fan Fests are truly a fan experience 
  • Gates open at 10am on match days only

Soweto FIFA Fan Fest™
Located in the heart of the bustling township of Rockville, the venue is the series of fields which make up Elkah Stadium and the Soweto Cricket Club. The Soweto FIFA Fan Fest™ will have a large beer tent, an Official Store, and various Food & Beverage options. Entertainment highlights include local and national music and dance acts.

The Facts:

Venue Elkah Stadium – Fan Fest in Soweto - Gumede Street, Moroka
Capacity 40,000
Opening Dates From 11 June onwards
Opening Hours 10:00 to late
Distance to Stadium 8km to Soccer City

Sandton FIFA Fan Fest™
On the northern side of Johannesburg, close to both Alexandra township and the Sandton Central Business District, lies Innesfree Park, the venue for the Sandton FIFA Fan Fest™. This park with its rolling grass and water features will provide a picturesque location for the event, with the Sandton skyline as a backdrop. A variety of activities will be available onsite to keep fans entertained both before and after the live screening of the games.

The Facts:

Venue Innesfree Park – Fan Fest in Sandton – Harris Road Sandton
Capacity 20,000
Opening Dates From 11 June onwards
Opening Hours 10:00 to late
Distance to Stadium 15km to Ellis Park Stadium

Spectators can catch existing public transport to fan fest and public viewing areas, there will not be specific Park and Ride facilities provided.

There will be an exclusive Joburg FIFA Fan Fests™ VIP section that will deliver a implausible football viewing experience of all the 64 live matches coupled with thrilling live entertainment line-ups, a range of African and international food and beverages, an Official FIFA merchandise store, a crafts market and other daily activities that will leave you gasping for air at each Fan Fest.

These VIP packages are perfect for, individuals, staff incentives, corporate team building, client entertainment, social and business networking and interaction with other football enthusiasts. A single ticket is available from as little as R1500.00.


  • Uninterrupted viewing 
  • Exclusive seating 
  • Live Entertainment 
  • Unlimited access to gourmet buffet catering 
  • Snacks 
  • Bar-service 
  • Social and Business Networking 
  • Socializing with football fanatics

Official Joburg FIFA Fan Fests™ hospitality

Per person per day     R 1 500.00
Table for 10 per day     R 14 900.00
Table for 20 per day     R 29 500.00
Table for 50 per day     R 70 000.00

To book VIP Hospitality and exhibition stands at the Soweto and Sandton Fan Fests, please contact Busi Ruda on 072 142 2755, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mary Fitzgerald Square
Newtown - Corner Jeppe and Henry Nxumalo Streets, Johannesburg.
Capacity: 22 000.

There will be entertainment such as live performances by South African artists, DJs, multi-cultural dances, poetry, food festival and comedians during match days. Spectators are encouraged to use public transport as there will be no parking provided for the general public. Expect road closures around the area.

Please note: the City will not provide shuttle services to this area. Spectators are encouraged to use public transport as there will be no parking provided for the general public.

The City of Joburg in partnership with City Parks and MTN has set up nine township TV sites. The 4x3m big screens have been installed in strategic locations in Johannesburg townships in a safe, secure environment with 24 hour security.
Diepsloot Park: Capacity – 4 000
Sarafina Park Ext 2, Midrand

Kremtart Park: Capacity – 6 000
Eldorado Park X3.
Stand RE 3032, Kremetart Street.

Diepkloof Park: Capacity – 1 000
Immink Street, Diepkloof, Soweto

Ivory Park: Capacity - 6,000
Haile Selassie Street, Ivory Park

Rose Park: Capacity – 6 000
Zone 3 Rose Avenue, Lenasia

Joubert Park: Capacity – 4 000
Corner Klein and King George streets, Johannesburg

Thokoza Park: Capacity – 6 000
Region D, Zone 3, 1682 Ntuli Street, Moroka, Soweto (Off Old Potch Road), Soweto.

Orlando Dube Park: Capacity – 5 000
Cnr Kliprivier and Armitage Road Orlando West, Soweto.

Orange Farm Regional Park: Capacity – 6 000
The park is just off Regional Street in Orange Farm Extension 1
Regional Street, Orange Farm Ext.2, Orange Farm.


  • Entrance to the public viewing sites is free of charge.
  • Spectators are allowed to eat and drink inside the venues. 
  • No alcohol allowed, people will be searched at the entrance 
  • No selling inside any venues to keep in line with FIFA's free public viewing license.


  • First Round Matches:
    11 June 2010 – 25 June 2010 from 2h00pm – 11h00 pm
  • Second Round and Quarter Finals Matches:
    26 June 2010 – 03 July 2010 from 2h00pm – 11h30 pm
  • Semi Finals and Final Matches:
    06 July 2010 – 11 July 2010 from 5h00 pm – 11h30pm
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Last Updated on 06 September 2011