England will play their opening World Cup group game, against USA on Saturday 12 June at 8.30pm, in Rustenburg. The centre of the world's biggest platinum mining area in the foothills of the Magaliesburg mountains, northwest of Johannesburg, Rustenburg is close to two tourist attractions, the Pilanesberg game park and Sun City, a cross between Las Vegas and Disneyland and an unabashed temple to kitsch. Many reports before the draw said that England planned to base themselves here.
The Royal Bafokeng stadium is named after the people of the area, who are one of Africa's richest tribes because of platinum. It has a capacity of 42,000.
The stadium, home of the Platinum Stars premier league football club, is situated in Phokeng, the Bafokeng capital, with modern sports facilities and training fields built by the king, Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi.
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