Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's Cape Town, not Green Point Stadium-City

Newsteam
30 June 2010

The City says confusion has arisen around the renaming of Green Point Stadium to Cape Town Stadium and is reminding the public that it is now Cape Town Stadium after its approval by Council last year.

City spokesperson Pieter Cronje says the Green Point Stadium was always just a ‘working title’ given to the new stadium to be used until an official name had been chosen.

“Green Point Stadium is not an official name and merely refers to the location of the stadium on the Green Point Common. The old Green Point Stadium, which has largely been demolished, was known by this name over many decades because of its location,” said Cronje.

Last year June the City undertook a naming process for its new stadium. Cronje says residents were given 30 days to send the City their suggestions, after which a panel consisting of both City staff and external experts, judged the entries.

“A total of 302 name proposals were received. The majority of the panel voted for the name Cape Town Stadium, which the City proposed. The name was officially approved at a full Council meeting in October,” said Cronje.

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