Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

The stadium in Port Elizabeth is one of those that was commissioned for the South Africa World Cup at a cost of around 1.1 billion Rand (roughly £45.5 million). It will have a seating capacity of 44,000 (rising to 48,000 for the World Cup), the stadium will have 150 VIP suites, 60 business suites, a sports clothing shop, gymnasium and parking for 500 vehicles.

The ground was used for the recent British and Irish Lions tour against the Southern Kings, the match was attended by over 35,000 fans. After the World Cup it is proposed that the stadium has a dual use, for both Rugby and Soccer with the Southern Kings and Bay United as the proposed tenants.

English eyes will be on this stadium come June 23rd when England take on Slovenia for their final Group C game before hopefully joining the other teams in the Round of 16.


Date Time Teams Round
12th June 2010 12:30 South Korea v Greece Group B
15th June 2010 15:00 Cote D'Ivorie v Portugal Group G
18th June 2010 12:30 Germany v Serbia Group D
21st June 2010 15:00 Chile v Switzerland Group H
23rd June 2010 15:00 Slovenia v England Group C
26th June 2010 15:00 Group A Winners v Group B runners up Round of 16
2nd July 2010 15:00 Match 53 winners v Match 54 winners Qtr Finals
7th July 2010 19:30 Match 61 losers v Match 62 losers Play offs