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Project Details:
Soccer City (also known as the FNB Stadium) was earmarked to host both the opening and final matches of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Soccer City Stadium is situated in Diepkloof, Soweto some ten km south of Johannesburg city. Built in 1987, the FNB stadium has played host to some of the most memorable matches in South African Soccer history.

Part of the FNB Stadium was demolished to construct the new Soccer City stadium. The design selected for the stadium was the calabash, or “African Pot”, to present that would be automatically associated with the African continent.

Due to the congestion of the reinforcing steel and height of the 120 sloping façade columns, an innovative form of self compacting concrete (SCC) was introduced to ensure a defect-free off-shutter finish. An innovative mix design done by CHRYSO South Africa to meet the (SCC) requirements.

Concrete formulation:
• Total volume of concrete -65 000m3
• Concrete elements - All elements were produced on site and the concrete was supplied by the mobile RMC batch plant erected on site.

Key figures
Slabs: 65 000m2
Piles: 1 200
Roof fabric: 370 000m2
Precast elements: 14 000


CHRYSO®Fluid Optima 100 - Produced very high performance concrete with extended workability.
CHRYSO®Fluid Optima 206 - Mainly used for the precast elements.High water reduction to be achieved, combined with a increased period of workability retention even at low W/C ratios.
CHRYSO®Fluid Optima 207 - Used in SCC in order to maintain workability and to obtain high early age strengths.

Project participants :

• Owner: City of Johannesburg
• Construction Companies: Grinaker LTA / BAM International bv. Soccer City Joint
• Architects in assosiation: Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners
• Concrete supplier: W G Wearne
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