New Orlando Stadium complete

first_imgThe surrounding communities have benefited from the upgrades too, with well-lit footways from Orlando and Mlamlankunzi stations improving safety and security for commuters and over 2 200 jobs were created with skills in carpentry, bricklaying, plastering and painting being transferred. Construction at Johannesburg’s Orlando Stadium, to be used as a training venue during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, has been completed. The R280-million revamp of the stadium, which began in May 2006, involved kitting out the multi-functional facility with hospitality facilities that can accommodate 120 suites, conference facilities, a gymnasium, fan shop, offices and security facilities. The seating capacity has been increased from 24 000 to over 40 000, and the stadium will be now able to cater to cater to both soccer and rugby matches, as well as community gatherings and music concerts. The new stadium gets its first taste of football action on Saturday, when home team Orlando Pirates play Thanda Royal Zulu in a Premier Soccer League match. This will be followed by Moroka Swallows versus Platinum Stars on Sunday, and locals Kaiser Chiefs against Golden Arrows on 26 November. Community benefits The Johannesburg municipality hopes that Orlando Stadium will in the future represent a change in Soweto’s skyline that will be seen as a reference point for all tourists and soccer lovers. Executive director of the city’s 2010 unit, Sibongile Mazibuko, told reporters that they had been working with the South African Police Service, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department and the city’s disaster management unit to ensure that the weekends PSL games were safe, manageable and enjoyable to all.center_img “When the soccer spectacle has come and gone, there must be something of value that is there for all to see and point at,” Johannesburg council chairperson Nandi Mayathula-Khoza said this week. 20 November 2008 “We will not be filling the stadium to its capacity of 40 000, but will only be allowing about 30 000 spectators due to the fact that this will be the first test for the stadium,” said Mazibuko. Source: BuaNews Safety, security Responding to questions on the role and management of the stadium post-2010, Mayathula-Khoza explained that a public tender had been put out for a company to manage the stadium independently after the tournament.last_img read more

Brief: SAP ERP Gets Near Native Performance with Intel Xeon Processors

first_imgTags: #cloud#RWCloudSponsored Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting ReadWrite Sponsors SAP ERP applications are used by companies to manage operations, finances and the workforce. But SAP ERP has the potential to be even greater when virtualization comes into the picture. With Intel Xeon processors, companies are finding they can get near native performance in virtual machines along with unprecedented levels of performance.Learn more about the benefits of running SAP on Intel Xeon processors in this brief: Virtualization Performance of SAP ERP on the Intel Xeon Processor E7 Family with VMware.Download White Paper PDFSAP ERP Gets Near Native Performance with Intel XeonView more documents from ReadWriteWeb. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more