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Kings Park StadiumThe Kings Park Stadium (also known as Growthpoint Kings Park for sponsorship reasons and also commercially promoted as The Shark Tank), is a stadium in the Kings Park Sporting Precinct in Durban, South Africa, which was originally built in 1891 and extensively renovated in the 1990s. It has a capacity of 55,000 and is the home ground of the Sharks. The stadium has also been used by Durban based Premier Soccer League football (soccer) clubs, as well as for large football finals. It was previously also known as the ABSA Stadium and Mr Price Kings Park Stadium due to sponsorship deals. The stadium was used as one of the venues for the 1995 Rugby World Cup held in South Africa. The stadium hosted three pool games in Pool B. The stadium also hosted one quarter final with France defeating Ireland 36-12. A very wet semi final was played here on 17 June 1995 between South Africa and France, with the Springboks winning 19-15 on their way to the nation’s first ever Rugby World Cup trophy. The stadium was one of four venues for the 1996 African Cup of Nations. It hosted 3 group matches, a quarter final and semi final. With the construction of the new Moses Mabhida Stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup less than 200m away, the local government had hoped that the Sharks would have relocated. However, this is unlikely as they have a 50-year lease on Kings Park which runs through 2056.

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