3. CAPE TOWN STADIUM – $600 MILLION
The Cape Town Stadium is perhaps the only stadium known in this list to have gone downsizing its intake capacity! From what was supposed to be a stadium which could accommodate 64,000 people in 2009 had gone to become a stadium of only a capacity of 55,000. Yet, South African government had to shell out $600 million from their piggy bank, and that too at a time when the whole world was in an economic crisis. Needless to say, people of South Africa weren’t really pleased with that decision. This stadium was particularly built to cater some matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.