2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

2018 FIFA World Cup™ 

2010 FIFA Fan Fest™ South Africa

Cape Town Fan Fest during the Final Draw
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From Table Mountain to the Copacabana, from Durban Beach to the Eiffel Tower, from Soweto to Sydney Harbour, more than six million fans celebrated the official FIFA Fan Fest™ on all 31 tournament days in 16 locations across five continents.

To build on the success of Germany, for the first time in FIFA World Cup™ history, FIFA and its partners took the bold step to expand the free-access platform globally, adding six iconic international locations to South Africa’s nine Host City venues. This gave more than six million fans the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of a FIFA World Cup™ in a live environment. The FIFA Fan Fest™ was a 31-day event staged simultaneously in 16 venues across five continents.

A common characteristic of all venues was the FIFA World Cup™ event branding, which transported the authentic stadium atmosphere to the city centres. Before and after the live broadcasts, the stages and screens featured a variety of highly popular entertainment line-ups, including concerts, cultural shows, fan activities by the Sponsors, Official Mascot appearances, FIFA Interactive World Cup™ competitions as well as DJ performances. In addition to the entertainment programme, a wide range of food, beverage and merchandise facilities contributed to a high-quality on-site fan experience. FIFA Fan Fest locations quickly became THE place from which to see the matches with friends and family.

Of course, the success of the FIFA Fan Fest was made possible largely by the participation of the stakeholders, including the Sponsors. The FIFA Partners Coca-Cola, Emirates, Hyundai and Sony supported the International FIFA Fan Fest, while Coca-Cola was the Presenting Sponsor of the South African FIFA Fan Fest alongside MTN and Neo Africa.

The numbers speak for themselves: more than six million FIFA Fan Fest visitors, along with an overall satisfaction rate of some 97 per cent, clearly and categorically confirmed the enormous popularity and success of the project. The FIFA Fan Fest is here to stay.


City: Cape Town 

Venue: Grand Parade
Capacity: 20.000 visitors

City: Durban 

Venue: New Beach
Capacity: 25.000 visitors

City: Johannesburg/Sandton 

Venue: Innesfree Park
Capacity: 20.000 visitors

City: Johannesburg/Soweto 

Venue: Elkah Stadium & Soweto Cricket Club
Capacity: 40.000 visitors

City: Mangaung/Bloemfontein 

Venue: Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre
Capacity: 20.000 visitors

City: Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth 

Venue: St George’s Park
Capacity: 30.000 visitors

City: Nelspruit 

Venue: Bergvlam High School
Capacity: 30.000 visitors

City: Polokwane 

Venue: Polokwane Cricket Club
Capacity: 30.000 visitors

City: Rustenburg 

Venue: Fields College School
Capacity: 25.000 visitors

City: Tschwane/Pretoria 

Venue: Centurion Cricket Ground
Capacity: 30.000 visitors


City: Berlin 

Venue: Olympischer Platz (in front of the Olympic Stadium); Straße des 17. Juni
Capacity: 40.000 (group stage); 300.000 (Round of 16)

City: Mexico City 

Venue: Zócalo (Plaza de La Constitución)
Capacity: 80.000

City: Paris 

Venue: Jardins du Trocadéro
Capacity: 20.000

City: Rio de Jainero 

Venue: Copacabana
Capacity: 25.000

City: Rome 

Venue: Piazza di Siena (in Villa Borghese)
Capacity: 20.000

City: Sydney 

Venue: Darling Harbour
Capacity: 30.000