Built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Cape Town Stadium was known as the Green Point Stadium during the planning stage. The Green Point Stadium was the name of the original 18,000 seater stadium that was previously on the site, and was often referred to as such during the World Cup media coverage. The section that remained of the old stadium was redeveloped into the Green Point Athletics Stadium.
The new stadium had a seating capacity of 64 100 during the World Cup, but was later reduced to 55 000 when the temporary rows of seating on the top tier were replaced by suites and club rooms. The Cape Town Stadium is the home ground of Premier Soccer League clubs Cape Town City and Ajax Cape Town. It has been host to the South African leg of the World sevens tournament since 2015.
The Cape Town Stadium is located in Green Point close to the Cape Town City Centre, between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also close to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a popular shopping and tourist destination. A new road connection, Granger Bay Boulevard, connects the stadium to the waterfront. The Cape Stadium features corporate hospitality suites, medical, training, conferencing and banqueting facilities.