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nasrec-2Nasrec is located to the southwest of Johannesburg's inner city, and is one of the city's oldest and largest exhibition centres. In 2001, the City of Johannesburg approved the Nasrec precinct as a development node to bridge the apartheid spatial planning gap between its south and north.

To host the International Broadcast Centre here, the City invested R120-million to rent and upgrade the required halls and facilities from the expo centre. In addition, it upgraded various services relating to electricity installation, security and monitoring, waste removal, health and transport.

The JDA focused on the road network. Rand Show Road is one of the main spine roads used by spectators travelling by vehicle and on foot to the stadium and its precinct. It and the adjacent roads, like Nasrec Road, were upgraded by the agency to provide the necessary infrastructure for this event.

Thousands of broadcasters from around the world were based at the broadcast centre during the football tournament, held in June and July 2010. It was not the only upgrade that took place in the region.

Before kickoff, FNB Stadium was upgraded at a cost of R3,8-billion. This entailed demolishing the entire existing structure and constructing a new stadium from scratch; work began in January 2007. Built in 1987, the original FNB Stadium had a capacity of 80 000, with many of the stands open. The new stadium has a capacity of over 90 000 and is completely under roof.