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Location: 1 Bafana Road, Mataffin, Nelspruit, 1200

Capacity:  40,929

The Mbombela Stadium is an all-seater, 40,929-seat stadium and was one of the ten venues for the FIFA World Cup 2010.

It is located on open land six kilometers west of Mbombela, the capital of the Mpumalanga province.

The stadium has the same name as Nelspruit’s new name. In October 2009, Nelspruit was officially renamed Mbombela by the South African government. However, FIFA’s 2010 World Cup website refers to the city as “Nelspruit.”

The truly African architecture (and iconic zebra stripe seats) of the stadium has resulted in a unique facility that blends in wonderfully with the landscape. It constantly reminds visitors to the stadium that they are in Africa, particularly the Big 5 country of the Mpumalanga Lowveld.

The multi-purpose stadium is mostly used for soccer and rugby matches and has become the preferred venue for major PSL matches of the Bidvest Wits soccer team. Bafana-Bafana has played 4 matches at the stadium and won every game. The stadium is also the new home of the Pumas rugby team and the venue for all home games.



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