It hosted the rugby world cup final in 1995, which was won by the countrys national team, the springboks. Ellis park stadium in johannesburg 360 south africa virtual tours. The renovations included adding new upper tiers behind each goal and expanding its seating capacity to 70 000 from 60 000. The home of my favorite rugby team so naturally i am biased. Ellis park stadium was upgraded in 2009 from a 59,611 to 65,000seater, and was recently used as a match venue for the 2010 fifa world cup. Ellis park rugby stadium is the home of the lions rugby team, and will serve as one of the off. In 1995 nelson mandela took to the pitch at ellis park stadium since 2014 known as emirates airline park wearing a springbok jersey to present the rugby world cup webb ellis trophy in what was a key symbolic moment of postapartheid reconciliation, later made internationally famous in the hollywood film invictus. Ellis, who made the area for the stadium available. The stadium was constructed in the year 1928 and after the upgradations made in the year 1982, the. In recent years, ellis park has become something of a fortress for the springboks in the tri nations championship, winning their last five games at the stadium. That includes ellis park stadium in johannesburg, south africa, the frequent.
Recommend buying a parking ticket if going to the stadium. Transportation in south africa, maps and gps directions. Ellis park stadium, johannesburg ticket price timings. Rugby world cup final sparks nostalgia for another mandela moment. The stadium was the countrys most modern when it was upgraded in 1982 to accommodate almost 60,000. If, like rugby, you are trying to market yourself as a sport stuffed full of history. Ellis park stadium is an association football stadium and a rugby union that serves as the venue for rugby and football matches as well as other events like openair concerts. The tour highlight is the ellis park rugby museum which showcases over 100 years of rugby history. Ellis park stadium is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of johannesburg, gauteng. Ellis park, johannesburg, south africa ultimate rugby. Bar twickenham, ellis park is probably the best rugby stadium i have. It hosted the final of the 1995 rugby world cup, which was won by the countrys national team, the springboks. Ellis park stadium supposed to be called emirates airline park. Ellis park stadium is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of johannesburg, gauteng province, south.
In 2005 ownership of coca cola park became the first black owned stadium in south africa after the golden lions rugby union passed management of the ellis park world of sport to a company with 51% black ownership. The ellis park stadium, officially known as the emirates airline park is a stadium in johannesburg, south africa. The stadium can hold 60 000 people seated and approximately 10 000 on the floor area. Known to fans as the cabbage patch, twickenham began life in 1907 when the rfu, who still own the. A walk through the ellis park rugby museum opened on 1 october 20. Ellis park stadium is a 4story stadium in johannesburg, gauteng, south africa. Ellis park, once the jewel in south african tennis crown and once lured the sports greats, is now struggling to stay afloat. Even that was not a patch on 1995 when, emerging slowly and painfully. There was a 60,000 capacity crowd in the stadium, but. By all means rechristen it wilko stadium, jonny park or the fun bus. Ellis park stadium is located in the south east of johannesburg in the doornfontein neighbourhood. In 1995 nelson mandela took to the pitch at ellis park stadium renamed emirates airline park in 2014 wearing a springbok jersey to present the rugby world cup webb ellis trophy in what was a key symbolic moment of postapartheid reconciliation, later made internationally famous in the hollywood film invictus.
It is synonymous with rugby and was the venue for the 1995 rugby world cup final, where joel stransky booted over a last minute drop goal for south africa to beat new zealand and win the game 1512 after extra time was allowed. I first visited ellis park 10 years ago when the lions dismantled the springboks 289. To contact the union you can use the following details. No 1 jellicoe avenue, cnr jan smuts ave, rosebank, johannesburg, south africa. Simply exit the m1 south at houghton drive, continuing on down joe slovo drive for around 2km before turning left into currey street. Emirates airline park, mest kand for det tidigare namnet ellis park ar en idrottsarena for fotboll, rugby och friidrott i johannesburg i sydafrika. The large stadium was the countrys most modern when it was.
In order to install the stadium, make sure you have latest gameplay tool by jenkey. This stadium is known around the world for a variety of great historic sport events. Isa nacewa, but their lions centre robbie henshaw could be back. It was in this stadium that south africa won its first rugby world cup in 1995. It is synonymous with rugby and was the venue for the 1995 rugby world cup final, where joel stransky booted over a last minute drop goal for south africa to beat new zea. Ellis park stadium from the seats 360 panorama 360cities. The stadium s history dates all the way back to the 1920s, when the then transvaal rugby union needed a new headquarters. In choosing ellis park to host south africas world cup, the competition continued to enjoy having some of the most famous and iconic rugby union stadiums in the world to host the final. Ellis park tennis gauteng central tennis association.
Ellis park rugby stadium parking area, johannesburg. Parking is a nightmare so would strongly recommend the park and ride option for big games. Ellis park rugby stadium, doornfontein, johannesburg tel. The best way to get super rugby tickets is to contact the rugby union itself and enquire about availability. Youll find a charming and highly informative museum here open weekdays.
It from time to time also hosts big concerts, like a recent eminem concert. Posted 2403 staib street johannesburg 2094, south africa tel. Cup final at the magnificent international yokohama stadium in japan. The ellis park stadium is situated in johannesburg, gauteng, and is the venue of choice for rugby and football or soccer in the city of gold. Ellis park stadium simple english wikipedia, the free. 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 the upgrade. View a detailed profile of the structure 308047 including further data and descriptions in the emporis database. Pictures and information of the ellis park stadium in johannesburg.
Buy ellis park stadium tickets securely online on live. Built in 1928, ellis park has been hosting rugby ever since. Ellis park was first built in 1928 as a rugby union stadium. Ellis park stadium johannesburg 2020 all you need to know. Eddie jones describes ellis park as the spiritual home of springbok rugby and that is a fitting label for the highest international rugby stadium in the world some 1,800 metres above sea level. Ellis park stadium map gauteng, south africa mapcarta. It was demolished and rebuilt in 1982, still as a rugby staduim. Ellis park rugby stadium, map and gps coordinate finder.
Emirates will retain naming rights to the lions super rugby teams ellis park stadium in johannesburg as part of a new fiveyear deal. The stadiums history dates all the way back to the 1920s, when the then transvaal rugby union needed a new headquarters. Ellis park stadium known as emirates airline park for sponsorship reasons is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of johannesburg, gauteng province, south africa. The 10 best hotels near ellis park stadium in johannesburg. Ellis park stadium, also known because of its sponsorship by the cocacola company as cocacola park, is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of johannesburg, gauteng province, south africa. Over the years, the stadium has been the site of many milestones in south african sporting history, most memorably that 1995 rugby world cup final south. Ellis park was a rugby ground but was pressed into service when the old wanderers was demolished at the end of the 194546 season to make way for a railway. Youll find a charming and highly informative museum here open. Ellis park tennis stadium, bertrams road, bertrams, johannesburg, south africa 011 4025615 09h00 to 12h00 monday to saturday wendy addison office administrator email. Ellis park stadium is a rugby union stadium in the city of johannesburg, gauteng province, south africa.
Emirates park aka ellis park is the home stadium for the lions super rugby franchise. Ellis park it was the venue of south africas most famous sporting achievement when the rugby team beat new zealand in the 1995 world cup final. The stadium plays host to rugby union matches and the association football matches. Interim reportellispark soccer disaster south african government. Ellis park stadium johannesburg 2020 all you need to. At 1,800m above sea level, fortress ellis park is a headache in more. Ellis park stadium wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. To all those south africans who had been to a springboks rugby match at the ellis park rugby stadium are missing out this saturday game against ireland reminds me why we all. Currently all stadiums with a capacity of 10,000 or more which are the regular home venue of a club or national team, or are the regular hosts of a major competition such as an event in the world rugby sevens series, its womens version, or the final of an annual national competition, are included. The ellis park stadium disaster was the worst sporting accident in south african history where, on 11 april 2001, spectators poured into the ellis park stadium in the city of johannesburg, gauteng, south africa, for the local soweto derby association football match between kaizer chiefs and orlando pirates, crushing 43 people to death. Ellis park stadium is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of johannesburg, gauteng province, south africa.
Goodrow is an avid follower of international rugby and has visited all of the major rugby venues around the world. But on saturday south africas national rugby side, the springboks, will take on. Without access to their original sporting complex, the rugby union approached the city of johannesburg about appropriating a patch of land which was being used as a quarry and. It was named after jd ellis, a johannesburg city councilor. Emirates retains naming rights for south africas ellis park stadium. Given the history of ellis park as a rugby stadium, the majority if not nearly all of the privately owned suites. Naming rights are part of modern sport but twickenham should. Ellis park stadium in johannesburg 360 south africa. We look back at every stadium to host previous finals. Ellis park stadium directions travelling by car is the best option for those wanting to reach the ground. We are the official stadium store for coca cola park stadium, home of the golden lions rugby team. The following is a list of stadiums at which rugby union is played, ordered by seating capacity. History of ellis park ellis park was first built in 1928.
Lions super rugby stadium cocacola ellis park stadium. Jd ellis allowed the use of the land for a stadium. If the rfu really wants to change the name of its old cabbage patch, then fine. Ellis park stadium, now known as emirates airline park, has a rich history. Given the history of ellis park as a rugby stadium, the majority if not. They have made huge strides in recent years to attract more spectators having beefed up the facilities and the security. Ellis park stadium pes 20 ellis park stadium known as emirates airline park for sponsorship reasons is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of johannesburg.
Ellis park stadium south africa tri nations rugby venue. Lions super rugby stadium super rugby super 15 rugby. Naming rights are part of modern sport but twickenham. Watched many a rugby game at this historic stadium. List of rugby union stadiums by capacity wikipedia. A behind the scenes tour of the stadium is a wonderful experience where youll visit the changing rooms, commentary booths, the dugout and the pitch, and hear tales of great sporting dramas and victories along the way. The crown jewel of events held there is surely the 1995 rugby.270 1077 222 1363 824 1527 11 847 1147 1577 31 468 104 998 471 141 1317 1646 378 974 494 555 436 1295 1295 1014 935 261 1325 251 1426 55 1228