South African Stadiums : Vol 3


Named after South Africa’s most famous and influential icons… ENOUGH SAID!!

Name Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Year completed 2009
Cost R2 billion
Capacity 48,000
Home to Bay United, Southern Kings (to be confirmed)
Trivia The capacity will reduce to 44,000 after the tournament when temporary seating is removed. The first international game staged at the ground was a rugby match between Southern Kings and the British & Irish Lions in June 2009

Such is the influence of the iconic Nelson Mandela in these parts that there was only one person the city’s brand-new World Cup stadium could be named after and the 48,000 capacity venue, built at a cost of R2 billion, certainly does him proud. Functional, pleasing on the eye and in an utopian setting in the North End of Port Elizabeth on the shores of North End Lake, it really is pretty as a picture when the lights come on.


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