And then there were nine ...
Pretoria, South Africa's Loftus Versefeld Stadium is the first of 10 World Cup 2010 stadiums to be completed.
The stadium, named for the founder of organized sports in Pretoria Robert Owen Loftus Versefeld, will open for action when it hosts a South African Premier Soccer League match on Saturday.
Its capacity has been increased from 45,000 to 50,000 and a new roof has been fitted on one of its main stands.
The venue is also one of four to be used in June's Confederations Cup.
The other three grounds - in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Rustenburg - were due to be ready last year but are still weeks away from completion.
The six other 2010 World Cup venues are due to be completed by the end of this year.
Loftus Versfeld will host Saturday's match between Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows.
It is also the home ground of rugby union team Blue Bulls and will host one of the three tests matches between the touring British and Irish Lions and South Africa's Springboks on 27 June.For more information on the ten venues, please click here.
MY POV: The stadiums are getting built. One down. More on the way ... great to hear this news out of South Africa today!