Soccer City Stadium

Flowcrete Scores Hat Trick For FIFA World Cup

Viewed by millions of people across the globe during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the iconic Soccer City Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, features no less than 90 000 square metres of Flowcrete's specialist flooring systems.

Flowcrete flooring references at similar stadia projects elsewhere in the world helped land the specification, including Wembley in the UK and Eden Park in New Zealand, the venue for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

For the external concourse walkways and players' tunnel, Flowcrete's Deckshield elastomeric polyurethane deck-coating system was selected, to deliver a durable and fully trafficable surface capable of withstanding the heavy foot and vehicular traffic expected during the World Cup matches and in legacy mode.

Deckshield is waterproof and UV stable, providing protection against the elements and is the only system of its kind to be certified to the stringent American Standards Testing specification ASTM C957.

In order to provide a sound, level substrate for the Deckshield, a high strength semi-cementitious screed known as Isocrete Self Level Plus was installed first. In the stairwells and changing rooms, Flowcrete's heavy duty Flowcoat Cascade was installed.

The three flooring systems were locally produced and supplied from Flowcrete South Africa's manufacturing facilities to international specifications.

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