Football: 2010 African Nations Cup venues

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Venues for 2010 African Nations Cup from January 10 to January 31 in Angola:

Luanda

Cidade Universitaria stadium (capacity 50,000)

Fixtures: 5 Group A, 1 Group B, quarter-final, semi-final, final

The flagship venue and host of the opening game and final. Built as with the other venues by the Chinese the Cidade Universitaria is a modern bold design. Home of several Angolan sides including Petro Atletico and Benfica

Cabinda

Chimandela stadium (capacity 25,000)

Fixtures: 5 Group B, Group A, quarter-final

With its curvy design the roof of this brand new stadium in Huila in this northern province evokes the waves lapping up on the coast from the nearby Atlantic.

Benguela

Complexo da Sr. da Graca stadium (capacity 35,000)

Fixtures: 5 Group C, 1 Group D, quarter-final, semi-final, third place play-off

Set amidst a former vast banana plantation the oval white and steel stadium is open on wide side to give a panoramic view of the ocean. It is the second largest after Luanda.

Lubango

Alto da Chela stadium (capacity 20,000)

Fixtures: 5 Group D, 1 Group C, quarter-final

At an estimated cost of 100 million dollars the colourful Alto da Chela is the smallest of the four Angolan venues. The site, at an altitude of 1,700m, is a former shanty town which is due for a massive makeover.

 

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