MTN Nasrec Expo I.B.C. Centre


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Availability exists for accommodation for media crew up to 14 guests for the period of the Soccer World Cup.

Facilities at the accommodation include:

Soccer World Cup period: 1 June 2010 to 11 July 2010.
Rates for this period as follows: 158.00 per room per night (sleeps two).
email: for booking. Payment required to confirm. Credit cards accepted.

MTN Nasrec Expo Centre

MTN has agreed to partner with the Johannesburg Expo Centre to create a state-of-the-art media hub, the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

IBC is the culmination of a multi-million rand development plan for the World Cup, and will host thousands of broadcasters from around the world for the duration of the six-week tournament. 

IBC will house some of the most cutting-edge IT and mobile network equipment in Africa. The cumulative television audience for the soccer tournament event is projected to reach 30 billion people.

During the previous World Cup tournament, held in Germany, the IBC set up in Munich hosted 13,400 accredited TV commentators, camera crew members and technical staff.  The Munich centre broadcast images and reports via more than 120 television and radio stations in 190 countries to over 26 billion people across the world.

"IBC will be the pulse and the nerve centre for all TV operations during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Through a sophisticated network it will link the venues in South Africa to the rest of our football family all over the globe. This way it will also create a legacy, far beyond the event in terms of telecommunication infrastructure for the country,” said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter at the announcement of the IBC launch in April of last year.

The Nasrec hub houses the Expo Centre and Soccer City, making it a prime multi entertainment area, providing soccer fans with a safe, attractive and central venue.

The MTN centre will also serve as the mobile service provider’s hospitality site during the World Cup. “We will be inviting key customers to be guests of MTN for all Johannesburg-based games where they will be entertained and will watch games on a big screen,” said Serame Taukobong, MTN Chief Marketing Officer

The entire precinct is a flagship improvement node being developed by the Johannesburg Development Agency to bridge a planning gap between the south Johannesburg and the centre of the City that resulted from apartheid.  Nasrec covers 420 hectares and currently accommodates Soccer City, the Johannesburg Expo Centre and the Crown Mines Golf Course.

“We wanted a partnership that would give unbelievable experiences to lovers of sport, music and cultural activities. We are certain that in MTN we have found such a partner,” said Craig Newman, CEO of the MTN Expo Centre