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First National Bank Stadium or simply FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City and The Calabash, is an association football (soccer) and Rugby union stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The venue is managed by Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) and is a home of Kaizer Chiefs F.C. in the South African Premier Soccer League as well as key fixtures for the South African national football team.

FNB Stadium
Soccer City, The Calabash
FNB Stadium interior, June 2010
Former namesSoccer City
LocationStadium Avenue, Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa
OwnerCity of Johannesburg
OperatorStadium Management South Africa
Executive suites195
Capacity94,736
Record attendance94,807 (Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates, 1 August 2015)
Field size105 x 68 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground1986
Opened1989
Renovated2009
Expanded2009
Construction costZAR 3.3 billion
(US$440 million)
ArchitectBoogertman & Partners, HOK Sport (now Populous)
BuilderGrinaker-LTA/ BAM International
Structural engineerSchlaich Bergermann & Partner
Tenants
Kaizer Chiefs
South Africa national football team
South Africa national rugby union team
Website
www.stadiummanagement.co.za/stadiums/fnb/

It is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters (SAFA House) where both the FIFA offices and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup were housed. Designed as the main association football stadium for the World Cup, the FNB Stadium became the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94,736. However, its maximum capacity during the 2010 FIFA World Cup was 84,490 due to reserved seating for the press and other VIPs. The stadium is also known by its nickname "The Calabash" due to its resemblance to the African pot or gourd.

It was the site of Nelson Mandela's first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison in 1990, and served as the venue for a memorial service to him on 10 December 2013. It was also the site of Chris Hani's funeral. It was also the venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, which was played by the Netherlands and Spain. The World Cup closing ceremony on the day of the final saw the final public appearance of Mandela.

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The stadium has been officially known as FNB Stadium since it was opened in 1989. This was due to a naming rights deal with First National Bank. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as well as in the month before the tournament, the stadium was referred to as Soccer City. This was done as FIFA does not allow stadiums to be referred to by sponsored names during FIFA-sanctioned tournaments. The stadium's current name is FNB Stadium.

Built in 1987, the stadium underwent a major upgrade for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with a new design inspired by the shape of an African pot, the calabash. The South African main contractor GLTA, part of the Aveng Group in a joint venture with the Dutch company BAM who had a 25% stake, constructed the upgrade, which was designed by HOK Sport (now known as Populous) and Boogertman + Partners. The upgrade included: an extended upper tier around the stadium to increase the capacity to 88,958, an additional two executive suites, an encircling roof, new changing room facilities and new floodlights. The number of suites in the stadium was increased to 195. Grinaker-LTA and BAM international won the R1.5 billion tender to upgrade the stadium. The construction was completed on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 and was marked by a huge celebration at the stadium.

  • Construction work in progress at Soccer City in May 2008

  • Construction work in progress at Soccer City in December 2008

  • The completed Soccer City

Inside the FNB stadium

The outside of the stadium is designed to have the appearance of an African pot; the cladding on the outside is a mosaic of fire and earthen colours with a ring of lights running around the bottom of the structure, simulating fire underneath the pot. No spectator is seated more than 100 metres (330 ft) from the field, and there are no restricted views in the stadium.

The stands in the FNB Stadium are articulated by ten black vertical lines; nine are aligned geographically with the nine other stadiums involved in the 2010 World Cup. Because 9 is considered to be an unlucky number in South African traditional culture,[citation needed] a tenth line was added. This tenth line is aimed at Berlin's Olympic Stadium, which hosted the previous World Cup final in 2006. This represents the road to the final and it is hoped that after the World Cup, each goal scored at the stadium will be placed in pre-cast concrete panels on a podium so that the full history of the tournament's scores can be seen for years to come.

Before the upgrade, the stadium had a capacity of 40,000. The newly reconstructed stadium retains part of the original structure's west upper tier, although this and the entire lower tier were rebuilt to improve sightlines. The lower tier was completely reconstructed and divided into two segments which enabled the creation of a new lower concourse (the lower embankment concourse) linked to the existing ground level concourse.

1996 African Cup of Nations

FNB Stadium served as the main venue for the tournament. It hosted the opening game, 5 other group games, a quarter final, a semi final, the 3rd place play-off and the final. The games were:

Date Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
13 January 1996 South Africa 3–0 Cameroon Group A (opening match) 80,000
15 January 1996 Egypt 2–1 Angola Group A 6,000
18 January 1996 Cameroon 2–1 Egypt 4,000
20 January 1996 South Africa 1–0 Angola 30,000
24 January 1996 0–1 Egypt 20,000
25 January 1996 Zaire 2–0 Liberia Group C 3,000
27 January 1996 South Africa 2–1 Algeria Quarter-finals 80,000
31 January 1996 3–0 Ghana Semi-finals 80,000
3 February 1996 Ghana 0–1 Zambia Third place match 80,000
3 February 1996 South Africa 2–0 Tunisia Final 80,000

2010 FIFA World Cup

The stadium hosted the opening ceremony followed by the opening match between South Africa and Mexico, 4 other group stage matches, a Round of 16 match, a quarter-final and the final.

Date Time (UTC+02) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
11 June 2010 16:00 South Africa 1–1 Mexico Group A (opening match) 84,490
14 June 2010 13:30 Netherlands 2–0 Denmark Group E 83,465
17 June 2010 13:30 Argentina 4–1 South Korea Group B 82,174
20 June 2010 20:30 Brazil 3–1 Ivory Coast Group G 84,455
23 June 2010 20:30 Ghana 0–1 Germany Group D 83,391
27 June 2010 20:30 Argentina 3–1 Mexico Round of 16 84,377
2 July 2010 20:30 Uruguay 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
Ghana Quarter-finals 84,017
11 July 2010 20.30 Netherlands 0–1 (a.e.t) Spain Final 84,490

2013 African Cup of Nations

FNB Stadium served as a venue for the tournament. It hosted the opening game, one group game and the final. The games were:

Date Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
19 January 2013 South Africa 0–0 Cape Verde Group A (opening match) 50,000
19 January 2019 Angola 0–0 Morocco Group A 25,000
10 February 2013 Nigeria 1–0 Burkina Faso Final 85,000

2021 South Africa vs British & Irish Lions

FNB Stadium is serving as the venue for the final two rounds of the 3 test series. The games are:

Date Team #1 Result Team #2 Attendance
31 July 2021 South Africa - B&I Lions -
7 August 2021 - -

International football

FNB stadium has been used by the South African national football team for both friendlies and qualification matches. It was seen as the de facto national stadium for Bafana Bafana after re-admission in 1992, who played their third ever international match there on 11 July 1992 where they drew 2-2 with Cameroon courtesy of goals from Phil and Bennett Masinga for South Africa in front of 65,000 supporters. The "old" FNB Stadium also housed the then South African Football Association (SAFA) headquarters as well as the offices of the semi-professional National Soccer League (which later traded as the professional Premier Soccer League).

Uruguay vs. Ghana at the FNB Stadium, 2 July 2010

The stadium has also hosted large continental club fixtures. It is largely remembered as the venue where Bafana Bafana lifted the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations when they beat Tunisia 2-0 in front of a full capacity in a match witnessed by then South African president, Nelson Mandela, his then deputy president and former South African State President, FW de Klerk, as well as Zulu monarch, King Zwelithini. The South African national football team also won their first ever trophy here when they lifted the Simba Four Nations Cup in 1995, in a competition featuring Egypt, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The venue for the first leg of the 1995 African Cup of Champions Clubs final, between Orlando Pirates and ASEC Abidjan. The stadium has also hosted the CAF Super Cup twice. It hosted the 1994 CAF Super Cup, between Zamalek and Al-Ahly, as well as the 1996 CAF Super Cup between Orlando Pirates and JS Kabylie. In 2004, the stadium hosted final of the Vodacom Challenge, between AS Vita Club and Kaizer Chiefs.

Some of the most memorable Bafana Bafana matches at the venue include the narrow 3-2 defeat to Brazil in 1996 as well as the country's memorable triumph when they secured passage through to a first ever World Cup appearance for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France when they beat Republic of Congo 1-0 through a Phil Masinga strike in 1997.

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, one of the most entertaining matches was played here in the quarterfinal stages when Uruguay beat Ghana in a penalty shootout made more memorable by a blatant handball in the last minute of the extra time by Uruguay striker Luis Suárez, which denied a Ghana and Africa a first ever semifinal appearance at the world soccer showpiece.

Local football

The FNB Stadium is home to Kaizer Chiefs Football Club. It is also the preferred venue for the Soweto derby soccer matches - the country's biggest sporting showpiece - involving Soweto based Premier Soccer League clubs, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. It was also the traditional home of the Iwisa Maize Meal Spectacular and later, the Telkom Charity Cup, which were charity soccer season openers in South African football from 1990 to 2006, before it was closed for renovations. The Charity Cup then returned in 2010. The stadium was re-opened when it hosted the 2010 Nedbank Cup final between Bidvest Wits and Amazulu. The game ended, 3–0, to Bidvest Wits. Fabricio Rodrigues was the first player to score at the "new" Soccer City. The first league match at the stadium since being rebuilt, was a 2010–11 Premier Soccer League match between Orlando Pirates and Free State Stars. The first MTN 8 match at the stadium was the first leg of the 2010 MTN 8 semifinal, between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. The venue has also hosted high-profile Bafana Bafana matches, including their 1-0 win over Spain in 2013 as well as the side's worst ever defeat when they lost 5-0 to Brazil in another international friendly in 2014.

In May 2018, Mamelodi Sundowns hosted FC Barcelona in an exhibition match, dedicated to the late Former President of South Africa in his centenary. The match ended 3–1 in the favour of Barcelona.

FNB stadium is a multi-purpose venue and hosted its first rugby union match in 2010, the Tri Nations match between South Africa and New Zealand, won by the latter. The attendance was 94,713 which is listed as the third highest rugby attendance ever in the Southern Hemisphere and a record attendance for the redeveloped stadium, until it was eclipsed on 1 August 2015, when 94,807 was recorded when Orlando Pirates played Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup fixture. The stadium hosted New Zealand again in the 2012 Rugby Championship on 6 October, with the All Blacks defeating the Springboks 32-16 in front of 88,739. In 2013, the Springboks defeated Argentina 73–13 at FNB Stadium in front of a crowd 52,867. In 2016, the venue hosted Varsity Cup rugby fixtures.

Band/artist Tour Date Attendance
U2 U2 360° Tour 13 February 2011 94,232
Neil Diamond Concert Tour 2011 2 April 2011
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Tour 8 October 2011[A] 62,000
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown World Tour 29 October 2011 60,000
The Eagles World Tour 2012 8 April 2012 50,000?
Linkin Park Living Things World Tour 10 November 2012 63,000
Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball 30 November 2012 56,900
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You World Tour 2 February 2013 65,000
Metallica 2013 Vacation Tour 27 April 2013 40,000
Bon Jovi Because We Can - The Tour 11 May 2013 65,182
Justin Bieber Believe Tour 12 May 2013 62,000
Rihanna Diamonds World Tour 13 October 2013 67,291
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band High Hopes Tour 1 February 2014 55,385
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways World Tour 13 December 2014 46,585
One Direction On the Road Again Tour 28 & 29 March 2015 131,615
Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour 14 May 2017 58,896
Cassper Nyovest Fill Up FNB 2 December 2017 68,000
Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime... Tour 29 November 2018 52,042
The Carters, Ed Sheeran, Cassper Nyovest, Chris Martin, Usher, Pharrell Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival 2 December 2018[B] 100,000
Ed Sheeran ÷ Tour 23 & 24 March 2019 135,000

^ A The Coldplay concert was a rehearsal concert in preparation for their Mylo Xyloto Tour. As part of the concert, they filmed scenes for the music video for their song "Paradise".

^ B Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams, Usher, and others also performed during the festival headlined by Beyoncé & Jay Z.

Leader Program Date Attendance
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Night of Bliss, Johannesburg, South Africa 11 March 2011 > 100,000
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Higher Life Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa 15-17 March 2013
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Night of Bliss, Johannesburg, South Africa 22 January 2016
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Night of Angel Gabriel, Johannesburg, South Africa 1 January 2018 >100,000

On 29 July 2017, two people were killed and 17 were injured in a stadium crush while trying to enter the stadium before a match between the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

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FNB Stadium Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Soccer City First National Bank Stadium or simply FNB Stadium also known as Soccer City and The Calabash is an association football soccer and Rugby union stadium located in Nasrec bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg South Africa The venue is managed by Stadium Management South Africa SMSA 4 and is a home of Kaizer Chiefs F C in the South African Premier Soccer League as well as key fixtures for the South African national football team FNB StadiumSoccer City The CalabashFNB Stadium interior June 2010Former namesSoccer CityLocationStadium Avenue Nasrec Johannesburg South AfricaOwnerCity of JohannesburgOperatorStadium Management South AfricaExecutive suites195Capacity94 736Record attendance94 807 Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates 1 August 2015 2 3 Field size105 x 68 mSurfaceGrassConstructionBroke ground1986Opened1989Renovated2009Expanded2009Construction costZAR 3 3 billion US 440 million ArchitectBoogertman amp Partners HOK Sport now Populous 1 BuilderGrinaker LTA BAM InternationalStructural engineerSchlaich Bergermann amp PartnerTenantsKaizer Chiefs South Africa national football team South Africa national rugby union teamWebsitewww wbr stadiummanagement wbr co wbr za wbr stadiums wbr fnb wbr It is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters SAFA House where both the FIFA offices and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup were housed 5 Designed as the main association football stadium for the World Cup the FNB Stadium became the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94 736 However its maximum capacity during the 2010 FIFA World Cup was 84 490 due to reserved seating for the press and other VIPs The stadium is also known by its nickname The Calabash due to its resemblance to the African pot 6 or gourd It was the site of Nelson Mandela s first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison in 1990 and served as the venue for a memorial service to him on 10 December 2013 7 8 It was also the site of Chris Hani s funeral 7 It was also the venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final which was played by the Netherlands and Spain The World Cup closing ceremony on the day of the final saw the final public appearance of Mandela 9 Contents 1 Naming history 2 Construction 3 Stadium design 4 Before the upgrade 5 Major tournaments 5 1 1996 African Cup of Nations 5 2 2010 FIFA World Cup 5 3 2013 African Cup of Nations 5 4 2021 South Africa vs British amp Irish Lions 6 Football 6 1 International football 6 2 Local football 7 Rugby 8 Concerts 9 Christian gatherings 10 Incidents 11 See also 12 References 13 External linksNaming history EditThe stadium has been officially known as FNB Stadium since it was opened in 1989 This was due to a naming rights deal with First National Bank During the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well as in the month before the tournament the stadium was referred to as Soccer City This was done as FIFA does not allow stadiums to be referred to by sponsored names during FIFA sanctioned tournaments The stadium s current name is FNB Stadium Construction EditBuilt in 1987 the stadium underwent a major upgrade for the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a new design inspired by the shape of an African pot the calabash 10 11 The South African main contractor GLTA part of the Aveng Group in a joint venture with the Dutch company BAM who had a 25 stake constructed the upgrade which was designed by HOK Sport now known as Populous and Boogertman Partners The upgrade included an extended upper tier around the stadium to increase the capacity to 88 958 12 an additional two executive suites an encircling roof new changing room facilities and new floodlights The number of suites in the stadium was increased to 195 Grinaker LTA and BAM international won the R1 5 billion 13 tender to upgrade the stadium 14 The construction was completed on Wednesday 21 October 2009 and was marked by a huge celebration at the stadium 12 Construction work in progress at Soccer City in May 2008 Construction work in progress at Soccer City in December 2008 The completed Soccer CityStadium design Edit Inside the FNB stadium The outside of the stadium is designed to have the appearance of an African pot the cladding on the outside is a mosaic of fire and earthen colours with a ring of lights running around the bottom of the structure simulating fire underneath the pot No spectator is seated more than 100 metres 330 ft from the field and there are no restricted views in the stadium 15 The stands in the FNB Stadium are articulated by ten black vertical lines nine are aligned geographically with the nine other stadiums involved in the 2010 World Cup Because 9 is considered to be an unlucky number in South African traditional culture citation needed a tenth line was added This tenth line is aimed at Berlin s Olympic Stadium which hosted the previous World Cup final in 2006 This represents the road to the final and it is hoped that after the World Cup each goal scored at the stadium will be placed in pre cast concrete panels on a podium so that the full history of the tournament s scores can be seen for years to come 16 Before the upgrade EditBefore the upgrade the stadium had a capacity of 40 000 The newly reconstructed stadium retains part of the original structure s west upper tier although this and the entire lower tier were rebuilt to improve sightlines The lower tier was completely reconstructed and divided into two segments which enabled the creation of a new lower concourse the lower embankment concourse linked to the existing ground level concourse Major tournaments Edit1996 African Cup of Nations Edit FNB Stadium served as the main venue for the tournament It hosted the opening game 5 other group games a quarter final a semi final the 3rd place play off and the final The games were Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round Attendance13 January 1996 South Africa 3 0 Cameroon Group A opening match 80 00015 January 1996 Egypt 2 1 Angola Group A 6 00018 January 1996 Cameroon 2 1 Egypt 4 00020 January 1996 South Africa 1 0 Angola 30 00024 January 1996 0 1 Egypt 20 00025 January 1996 Zaire 2 0 Liberia Group C 3 00027 January 1996 South Africa 2 1 Algeria Quarter finals 80 00031 January 1996 3 0 Ghana Semi finals 80 0003 February 1996 Ghana 0 1 Zambia Third place match 80 0003 February 1996 South Africa 2 0 Tunisia Final 80 0002010 FIFA World Cup Edit The stadium hosted the opening ceremony followed by the opening match between South Africa and Mexico 4 other group stage matches a Round of 16 match a quarter final and the final Date Time UTC 02 Team 1 Result Team 2 Round Attendance11 June 2010 16 00 South Africa 1 1 Mexico Group A opening match 84 49014 June 2010 13 30 Netherlands 2 0 Denmark Group E 83 46517 June 2010 13 30 Argentina 4 1 South Korea Group B 82 17420 June 2010 20 30 Brazil 3 1 Ivory Coast Group G 84 45523 June 2010 20 30 Ghana 0 1 Germany Group D 83 39127 June 2010 20 30 Argentina 3 1 Mexico Round of 16 84 3772 July 2010 20 30 Uruguay 1 1 a e t 4 2 pen Ghana Quarter finals 84 01711 July 2010 20 30 Netherlands 0 1 a e t Spain Final 84 4902013 African Cup of Nations Edit FNB Stadium served as a venue for the tournament It hosted the opening game one group game and the final The games were Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Round Attendance19 January 2013 South Africa 0 0 Cape Verde Group A opening match 50 00019 January 2019 Angola 0 0 Morocco Group A 25 00010 February 2013 Nigeria 1 0 Burkina Faso Final 85 0002021 South Africa vs British amp Irish Lions Edit FNB Stadium is serving as the venue for the final two rounds of the 3 test series The games are Date Team 1 Result Team 2 Attendance31 July 2021 South Africa B amp I Lions 7 August 2021 Football EditInternational football Edit FNB stadium has been used by the South African national football team for both friendlies and qualification matches It was seen as the de facto national stadium for Bafana Bafana after re admission in 1992 who played their third ever international match there on 11 July 1992 where they drew 2 2 with Cameroon courtesy of goals from Phil and Bennett Masinga for South Africa in front of 65 000 supporters The old FNB Stadium also housed the then South African Football Association SAFA headquarters as well as the offices of the semi professional National Soccer League which later traded as the professional Premier Soccer League Uruguay vs Ghana at the FNB Stadium 2 July 2010 The stadium has also hosted large continental club fixtures It is largely remembered as the venue where Bafana Bafana lifted the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations when they beat Tunisia 2 0 in front of a full capacity in a match witnessed by then South African president Nelson Mandela his then deputy president and former South African State President FW de Klerk as well as Zulu monarch King Zwelithini The South African national football team also won their first ever trophy here when they lifted the Simba Four Nations Cup in 1995 in a competition featuring Egypt Zambia and Zimbabwe The venue for the first leg of the 1995 African Cup of Champions Clubs final between Orlando Pirates and ASEC Abidjan The stadium has also hosted the CAF Super Cup twice It hosted the 1994 CAF Super Cup between Zamalek and Al Ahly as well as the 1996 CAF Super Cup between Orlando Pirates and JS Kabylie In 2004 the stadium hosted final of the Vodacom Challenge between AS Vita Club and Kaizer Chiefs Some of the most memorable Bafana Bafana matches at the venue include the narrow 3 2 defeat to Brazil in 1996 as well as the country s memorable triumph when they secured passage through to a first ever World Cup appearance for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France when they beat Republic of Congo 1 0 through a Phil Masinga strike in 1997 During the 2010 FIFA World Cup one of the most entertaining matches was played here in the quarterfinal stages when Uruguay beat Ghana in a penalty shootout made more memorable by a blatant handball in the last minute of the extra time by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez which denied a Ghana and Africa a first ever semifinal appearance at the world soccer showpiece Local football Edit The FNB Stadium is home to Kaizer Chiefs Football Club It is also the preferred venue for the Soweto derby soccer matches the country s biggest sporting showpiece involving Soweto based Premier Soccer League clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates It was also the traditional home of the Iwisa Maize Meal Spectacular and later the Telkom Charity Cup which were charity soccer season openers in South African football from 1990 to 2006 before it was closed for renovations The Charity Cup then returned in 2010 The stadium was re opened when it hosted the 2010 Nedbank Cup final between Bidvest Wits and Amazulu The game ended 3 0 to Bidvest Wits Fabricio Rodrigues was the first player to score at the new Soccer City The first league match at the stadium since being rebuilt was a 2010 11 Premier Soccer League match between Orlando Pirates and Free State Stars The first MTN 8 match at the stadium was the first leg of the 2010 MTN 8 semifinal between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs The venue has also hosted high profile Bafana Bafana matches including their 1 0 win over Spain in 2013 as well as the side s worst ever defeat when they lost 5 0 to Brazil in another international friendly in 2014 In May 2018 Mamelodi Sundowns hosted FC Barcelona in an exhibition match dedicated to the late Former President of South Africa in his centenary The match ended 3 1 in the favour of Barcelona Rugby EditFNB stadium is a multi purpose venue and hosted its first rugby union match in 2010 the Tri Nations match between South Africa and New Zealand won by the latter The attendance was 94 713 which is listed as the third highest rugby attendance ever in the Southern Hemisphere and a record attendance for the redeveloped stadium until it was eclipsed on 1 August 2015 when 94 807 was recorded when Orlando Pirates played Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup fixture The stadium hosted New Zealand again in the 2012 Rugby Championship on 6 October with the All Blacks defeating the Springboks 32 16 in front of 88 739 In 2013 the Springboks defeated Argentina 73 13 at FNB Stadium in front of a crowd 52 867 In 2016 the venue hosted Varsity Cup rugby fixtures Concerts EditBand artist Tour Date AttendanceU2 U2 360 Tour 13 February 2011 94 232 17 Neil Diamond Concert Tour 2011 2 April 2011Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Tour 8 October 2011 A 62 000 18 Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown World Tour 29 October 2011 60 000 19 The Eagles 20 World Tour 2012 8 April 2012 50 000 Linkin Park Living Things World Tour 10 November 2012 63 000 21 Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball 30 November 2012 56 900 22 Red Hot Chili Peppers I m With You World Tour 2 February 2013 65 000 23 Metallica 2013 Vacation Tour 27 April 2013 40 000 24 Bon Jovi Because We Can The Tour 11 May 2013 65 182 25 Justin Bieber Believe Tour 12 May 2013 62 000 26 Rihanna Diamonds World Tour 13 October 2013 67 291Bruce Springsteen amp The E Street Band High Hopes Tour 1 February 2014 55 385 25 Foo Fighters Sonic Highways World Tour 13 December 2014 46 585One Direction On the Road Again Tour 28 amp 29 March 2015 131 615Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour 14 May 2017 58 896Cassper Nyovest Fill Up FNB 2 December 2017 68 000 27 Guns N Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour 29 November 2018 52 042 28 The Carters Ed Sheeran Cassper Nyovest Chris Martin Usher Pharrell Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival 2 December 2018 B 100 000 29 Ed Sheeran Tour 23 amp 24 March 2019 135 000 A The Coldplay concert was a rehearsal concert in preparation for their Mylo Xyloto Tour As part of the concert they filmed scenes for the music video for their song Paradise B Ed Sheeran Chris Martin Pharrell Williams Usher and others also performed during the festival headlined by Beyonce amp Jay Z Christian gatherings EditLeader Program Date AttendancePastor Chris Oyakhilome Night of Bliss Johannesburg South Africa 11 March 2011 gt 100 000 30 Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Higher Life Conference Johannesburg South Africa 15 17 March 2013Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Night of Bliss Johannesburg South Africa 22 January 2016Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Night of Angel Gabriel Johannesburg South Africa 1 January 2018 gt 100 000Incidents EditOn 29 July 2017 two people were killed and 17 were injured in a stadium crush while trying to enter the stadium before a match between the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates 31 See also Edit1996 African Cup of Nations 2010 FIFA World Cup 2013 African Cup of NationsReferences Edit Soccer City POPULOUS populous com Archived from the original on 27 February 2012 Retrieved 22 March 2018 2015 Carling Black Label Cup Carling Black Label Cup Soweto Derby breaks FNB Stadium attendance record Stadium Management South Africa FNB Stadium stadiummanagement co za June 26 2015 Retrieved 2016 04 06 Soccer City FIFA Archived from the original on 17 June 2007 Retrieved 30 June 2008 The African Pot Takes Shape Archived from the original on 15 July 2010 Retrieved 2010 07 07 a b 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer City In fifa com Retrieved 2010 06 10 Archived copy Archived from the original on 11 April 2014 Retrieved 2013 12 09 CS1 maint archived copy as title link Nelson Mandela South Africa s anti apartheid icon dies aged 95 The Telegraph Retrieved 10 December 2013 Soccer City Stadium Johannesburg World Cup 2010 stadium guide The Daily Telegraph 19 November 2009 ISSN 0307 1235 Retrieved 5 December 2017 News Award Archived from the original on 4 August 2009 Retrieved 7 December 2012 a b Soccer City is ready for play 23 October 2009 Archived from the original on 9 March 2010 Retrieved 23 March 2010 Stadia South African Football Association Retrieved 30 June 2008 2010 lead stadium work begins SAinfo 18 January 2007 Archived from the original on 16 February 2007 Retrieved 30 June 2008 World Cup One year to go BBC News 11 June 2009 Retrieved 18 June 2009 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