|Cape Town Stadium||Football/Rugby||69,070||Ajax CT|
|Newlands Cricket Ground||Cricket||25,000||Cape Cobras, Western Province Cricket|
|Newlands Rugby Stadium||Rugby||47,000||Stormers, Western Province|
|Athlone Stadium||Football||24,000||Santos Football Club|
|Bellville Velodrome||Cycling (Track)||3,000||Western Province Cycling|
|Hartleyvale Hockey Centre||Field Hockey||2,000||Western Province Hockey|
|Turfhall Stadium||Softball||3,000||Western Province Softball|
|Good Hope Centre||Various indoor sports||6,000||Various|
|Royal Cape Yacht Club||Sailing||N/A||Royal Cape Yacht Club|
|Grand West Arena||Various||6,000||N/A|
|Green Point Athletics Stadium||Athletics, Football||5,000||N/A|
|Newlands Swimming Pool||Swimming/water polo/diving||2,000||WP Aquatics|
|Autshumato/Berg River Dam||Rowing/Canoe-Kayak||N/A||N/A|
Cape Town's most popular sports by participation are cricket, association football, swimming, and rugby union. In rugby union, Cape Town is the home of the Western Province side, who play at Newlands Stadium and compete in the Currie Cup. In addition, Western Province players (along with some from Wellington's Boland Cavaliers) comprise the Stormers in the Southern Hemisphere's Super Rugby competition. Cape Town also regularly hosts the national team, the Springboks, and hosted matches during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, including the opening ceremony and game, as well as the All Blacks versus England semi-final that saw Jonah Lomu run in four tries.
Association football, which is better known as soccer in South Africa, is also popular. Two clubs from Cape Town play in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), South Africa's premier league. These teams are Ajax Cape Town, which formed as a result of the 1999 amalgamation of the Seven Stars and the Cape Town Spurs and newly-promoted Chippa United. Cape Town was also the location of several of the matches of the FIFA 2010 World Cup including a semi-final, held in South Africa. The Mother City built a new 70,000 seat stadium (Green Point Stadium) in the Green Point area.
In cricket, the Cape Cobras represent Cape Town at the Newlands Cricket Ground. The team is the result of an amalgamation of the Western Province Cricket and Boland Cricket teams. They take part in the Supersport and Standard Bank Cup Series. The Newlands Cricket Ground regularly hosts international matches.
Cape Town has Olympic aspirations: in 1996, Cape Town was one of the five candidate cities shortlisted by the IOC to launch official candidatures to host the 2004 Summer Olympics. Although the games ultimately went to Athens, Cape Town came in third place. There has been some speculation that Cape Town is seeking the South African Olympic Committee's nomination to be South Africa's bid city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
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