The City of Cape Town has invested R85 million in the Green Point Athletics Stadium, making it a “world-class” facility. The revamped stadium was opened today by mayor Patricia de Lille.
“As we strove to build an inclusive city here in Cape Town, we quickly came to realise that sport had a valuable role to play in that vision. We want to build a city where everyone feels a sense of belonging. Today we re-launch a facility which will once again take its place as a central hub for athletes and athletics supporters across the province.”
According to the mayor, the Green Point Athletics Stadium is now a world-class facility which has met the technical standards set by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The stadium now boasts a state-of-the-art cobalt blue tartan track and seating capacity for 4 500 spectators, accommodating 1 000 more spectators than it did before.