Ellis Park Stadium officially changed its name to Emirates Airline Park, after signing a deal with Emirates Airlines, it is a rugby union stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
It hosted the Rugby World Cup final in 1995, 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.
Cricket matches were held at the stadium in the past. It hosted six Test matches between 1948 and 1954, but it has not been used for first-class cricket since New Wanderers Stadium opened in 1956 and is now used only for rugby and football (soccer).
- PO Box 16075, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, 2028
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- Capacity of 59,611