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Fan Parks in South Africa for the 2010 World Cup

Public Viewing Areas & Fan Parks for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, South Africa


South Africa is erecting Fan Parks in every World Cup host city during 2010. Fan Parks (or Fan Fests as they are called in Germany) will give soccer fans, who can't get a ticket for the matches the chance to watch the games on big screens in a festive environment; for free. Our 2010 World Cup Twitter Feed has all the info: @WCsoccer2010

Fan Park History:
In Germany, Fan Parks were a great success and millions of fans flocked together for a month long party.

Fan Parks in also offered various other types of entertainment, with international DJ's and bands playing through the night, mini public soccer tournaments held in the streets, foosball championships, World-Cup themed plays being staged and much more.

Host City Fan embassies
Each host city also had a ‘Fan Embassy' where you could go to get your all your questions answered about the World Cup, Fan Parks, fringe events, host cities or anything else. All fans were helped in their native languages. In Germany, these events weren't officially organised by FIFA or the Local Organising Committee

The host cities themselves were responsible for making the magic happen.

Fan Parks & Public Viewing Area's: Pre-Events
Plettenberg Bay has already hosted their first Fan Park event in April. Gansbaai has also announced plans to build a Fan Park on land donated by the local municipality. Knysna is likely to have a public viewing area for FIFA 2010 in South Africa.

Fan Parks Cape Town
Cape Town is gearing up to follow suit with proposed 2010 Fan Parks including a main Cape Town Fan Park at the Grand Parade in the centre of Cape Town, with supporting Fan Parks or PVA's [Public Viewing Areas] at the Athlone Stadium and the Bellville Velodrome. Other locations for Public Viewing Areas in 2010 will possibly be George, Caledon, Paarl & Stellenbosch. (find out overview of Cape Town Fan Parks)

Fan Parks Johannesburg
Looking at Fan Parks in Johannesburg, Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown will be turned into a Fan Park for the Telkom Challenge in July and likely be a Fan Park in 2010 as well. (first info on Johannesburg 2010 Fan Parks)

Fan Parks Durban
Durban has big plans for 2010 Fan Parks too: Durban has set its sights on building a massive beach-front fan park with huge screens for fans to watch the soccer games on as well as various other forms of entertainment. (our on-the-go overview of Durban 2010 Fan Parks)

Fan Parks South Africa suring the 2010 Soccer World Cup
Read more about 2010 Fan Parks around South Africa during FIFA 2010. They locations are release close to the World Cup start so follow us on twitter or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.

Fan Parks Per Host City:

Also have a look at the different 2010 host cities

Public Viewing Areas host Cities South Africa
In addition to these and other official Fan Parks, bars restaurants and shopping malls across South Africa will also set up commercial viewing areas for fans.

Fan Park Locations
CapeTownMagazine.com has launched the very first 2010 World Cup Google Earth Map, with the best 2010 google earth locations, stadiums and 2010 Fan Park locations. Download it once, and it automatically updates when new locations are launched!


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