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28 Skyboxes (900 seats)
5 Club Lounges (2,200 seats)
1,030 toilets (622 wc’s & 408 urinals)
Closest seats to the pitch of all the 10 World Cup Stadiums
Seats are patterned with Zebra stripes
18 Giraffes: signature feature and serve as roof supports
Giraffe heads are large enough for a person to stand in
Giraffe heads are 48 meters above the ground
196 Wheelchair spaces
PDF Document containing useful information about Mbombela Stadium.
Mbombela stadium was constructed between Feb 2007 and Nov 2009 and it took 1,400
workers to complete the building within 5.5 million man-hours. A total of 45,000m3
of concrete was used and the 36m Cantilever steel roof weighs 1,450 tons. Although
the pitch is uncovered (no closing roof), 94% of the 43,500 seats are under roof,
making Mbombela (along with Cape Town) the stadium with the most seats under roof
during the 2010 Soccer World Cup tournament.
Mbombela was an extremely safe work-site; the most serious injury was a broken ankle.
A record was set of 2.3 million continuous safe man-hours and although a tower crane
collapsed through the roof during a freak storm in Jan 2009, no injuries resulted
because the site was closed at the time.
“Africa’s Wildest Stadium”
Mbombela Stadium Facts
The stadium was built at a cost of R 1,050 million (104 million Eur) of which 95%
was funded by the South African National Treasury (via Department of Sport) and 5%
by Mpumalanga Province.
Of the 5 new 2010 stadiums, Mbombela is the only wholly South African designed and
was constructed at the lowest per seat cost of any of the World Cup stadiums. As
far as possible, only South African materials were used and the entire roof is 100%
fabricated in SA.
The stadium also boasts:
The pitch is 693 meters above sea level
GPS coordinates: 25°27'40S 30°55'44E
Average temperatures during winter (Soccer/Rugby season) is 23° celsius during the
day and 9° celsius in the evening.
Cut-away section illustrating the stadium’s levels
Mbombela Stadium Seating Plan
Click on the image to view the Mbombela Stadium seating plan.