In 1928 Ellis park was constructed in Johannesburg and named after Mr J.D Ellis whom made the land available for the stadium. Today it is known as Emirates Airline Park. The stadium is home to one of South Africa most successful Rugby franchises the highveld Lions.

    The momentous stadium is well known for its historical world cup final victorious by the springboks against the ferocious All blacks Joel Stransky clinched the match with a nail biter drop goal securing the win 15-12 for the newly united South Africa this was one of the important steps for the country to move forward from a racial discriminating past.

    It was the country’s first democratically president that presented the Web Ellis cup to Francois Pienaar the captain of the Springboks to the united South Africa. Later, the historical story was created and filmed in a movie called Invictus by Hollywood director Clint Eastwood starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

    The stadium is also used for business conferences where visitors can decide between executive banquets or executive suites. Tourists can also go on a tour threw the Emirates airline park where you can tour the stadium to see the history of the stadium as well as antique rugby memorabilia from Springboks and Lions that is more than 100 years old you will also see the change rooms of the players.

    The stadium was not used only for Rugby, but it was transformed to host matches for the 2010 FIFA soccer world cup hosting numerous matches for the athletes and fans. the venue also accommodates for disabled people and has the capacity to host more than 50000 people. Emirates Airline park is also just 30km away from the stadium you are also in close vicinity of the local super markets biltong shops as well as exquisite restaurants.

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