Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2013
This is Ellis Park Stadium, the Johannesburg rugby venue Nelson Mandela visited as South Africa's president in 1995, startling and inspiring millions of South Africans (and sparking, years later, the film "Invictus"). I showed up one day in early 2010, found the stadium open in the aftermath of some community event, and strolled right out onto the grass. Today I'm picturing those seats all full again.
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