Accommodation near Ellis Park Stadium

Ellis Park Stadium is located in the south east of Johannesburg in the Doornfontein neighbourhood. The stadium's history dates all the way back to the 1920's, when the then Transvaal Rugby Union needed a new headquarters.

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 garbage dump in the suburb of Doornfontein. Such are the roots of the Ellis Park Stadium. In October 1927 the rental agreement between the rugby union and the city was signed, after a Mr JD Ellis of the Johannesburg City Council approved the construction of the stadium. As you might've guessed, the stadium was subsequently named after him. The stadium's construction took 8 months, and just a year after the rental agreement was signed, the first rugby test match was played at Ellis Park in 1928.

Throughout the years the stadium has gone through a number of ups and downs. In 2001 it was the sight of a stampede, where 43 people were killed during a soccer match between the Orlando Pirates and the Kaiser Chiefs. In 2008 its name was changed to Coca-Cola Park after a naming agreement was signed with the soft drink giant. In 2009 it underwent renovations to modernise and enlarge it slightly, and in 2012, at the end of the agreement, its name returned to Ellis Park Stadium.

These days the stadium has a capacity of 65 567 which is inclusive of 350 private suites of varying sizes. It is the headquarters of the South African National Rugby Union and is the home stadium of Orlando Pirates, a Premier Soccer League team, and the Lions, a Super Rugby team.

The Ellis Park Stadium is synonymous with rugby but also hosts soccer and the occasional outdoor concert.

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