Explore the South African stadiums in 3D

Whether you call it soccer, like us, or football, like the rest of the world, we have your virtual ticket to South Africa right here. Google Earth is proud to feature 3D models of all ten stadiums and the nine cities of host nation South Africa.

To check it out for yourself, download this 3D tour to explore the stadiums in Google Earth, or check it out using the new Earth view in Google Maps. Fly into Green Point Stadium for a seat looking out at Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain. From there you may want to head over to the dramatic arch that suspends Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. The distinctive multi-hued orange shell of Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg is a must see. It’s here where South Africa kicks off against Mexico in the first game on June 11, and where the final takes place exactly a month later.

See what’s in store for you to explore in Google Earth:



South Africa offers much more than soccer stadiums of course, which is why we’ve also modeled thousands of buildings around the country. These 3D cities can help you get a feel for why South Africa receiving the world’s attention. And if you’re lucky enough to be there, you might like to see how close the stadium is to your hotel.


Finally, since several of the stadiums are either newly constructed or heavily remodeled, you can use the Historical Imagery feature in Google Earth to see the transformation over the years. Open up Google Earth, turn on the Historical Imagery layer by clicking on the clock button at the top, and slide the bar to travel through time.



We realize that the United States winning the Cup is a long-shot, but the 3D team here in Boulder, Colorado will be cheering for team USA anyway!

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15 comments :

Athinaios said...

Soccer City's interior is a bit dissapointing me. However the rest look awesome

tomcioZG said...

Impressive modeling. The World Cup is yours ;)

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cindy said...

Great, great, great…for an economically immobilised, but enthusiastic South African soccer and stadium fan, this gives invaluable insight.

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Kristina said...

How do you get the details onto the shape/figure?
I do not understand what you did!

secaturbo said...

What's with the music, I'd rather hear a million vavzuela's!!

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fred said...

modeling parts does take a lot of time and effort and i think its worthwhile though especially when you look at others work, http://www.turbosquid.com/Search/Artists/akalisiak?referral=akalisiak , this is just a small sample of the thousands of people who do these things in other programs. it really lets you appreciate the effort and dedication some have for the model of 3d models.

Ramadhani said...

great model stadium. Modern design. In my country only have old stadium that not mentioned in international stadium. great post. thanks for share

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