21 May 2010

Soccer City sold out for reopening

7:28 am on 21 May 2010

All 80,000 tickets for Sunday's opening of the World Cup final venue in Johannesburg have been sold.

Soccer City, which will stage the opening game of the World Cup on June 11 between the hosts and Mexico and the final a month later, reopens for the South African FA Cup after a complete revamp taking three years.

Officials had been concerned that the progress of two unfashionable teams, AmaZulu and Wits, to the final would slow ticket sales, which started a fortnight ago.