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Ellis Park Stadium (Ref. 388)


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Johannesburg, South Africa

Ref. 388

Ellis Park Stadium, also known because of its sponsorship by The Coca-Cola Company as Coca-Cola Park, is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It hosted the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which was won by the country's national team, the Springboks. The large stadium was the country's most modern when it was upgraded in 1982 to accommodate almost 60,000 people. Today, the stadium hosts both football and rugby, and is also used as a venue for other large events, such as open-air concerts. It has become synonymous with rugby as the only time when rugby was not played at Ellis Park was during 1980 and 1981 when the stadium was under construction during an upgrade.

Ellis Park is home to the following teams: Orlando Pirates, (Premier Soccer League), Lions (Cats until September 2006), Super 14 Southern Hemisphere rugby competition Golden Lions, Currie Cup domestic rugby competition.

In 2001 a stampede occurred during a soccer game between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. With 43 people killed, the Ellis Park Stadium disaster is to date the biggest of its kind in South Africa.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

Dist. by Wayron Postcard Dist.

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