Sunday, October 2, 2011
Soccer 2010 Stadia in Port Elizabeth
The actual Soccer World Cup, was photographed in the Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane. Coca Cola brought the World Cup under very serious security before whisking the 'REAL' cup and replacing it with a replica that you could be photographed with.
The Port Elizabeth stadium images were photographed by myself in the Match between Japan and Bafana Bafana in November 2009 as precuser to the stadium being officially opened. When I photographed this event, the construction crews were still completing the project during the game and the outside environment was still a hard hat construction site.
Interesting foot note about the World Cup images was that the local newspaper arrived after the actual World Cup had been removed and all they got were images of the replica. The photographer who was assigned to photograph the Cup arrived late, as the staffer had mixed up the date and time of the event. The image was scheduled to appear on the front cover of the publication and ended up being buried at the bottom of page two of the publication.