May 08, 2010
Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium is a world-class arena situated in the sporting precinct of Kings Park and the newly built ground draws its inspiration from the South African flag, with its grand arch symbolising a united nation of sports loving people.
Built on the site of the old Kings Park Stadium, the ground will play host to a semi-final of the 2010 World Cup, and the arena itself takes pride of place in Kings Park, with the surrounding area destined to be a mecca of sporting arenas, restaurants, shops and more.
Designed as a multi-purpose venue, Moses Mabhida Stadium comes complete with a cable car that climbs above to a viewing platform at the top of the 350 metre arch, which is situated 106 metres above the pitch. From here, spectators have a spectacular view of the surrounding shoreline and city.
Each seat of the stadium has been designed with maximum comfort in mind and a clear view for all spectators.
Moses Mabhida, the stadium’s namesake, was born in Thornville near Pietermaritzburg in 1923 and underwent military training before he became the chief political instructor of new military recruits. He later served as the commander of MK.
Germany will play Australia in the first match at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa at the 2010 World Cup.
|Jun 23||Nigeria||vs.||South Korea||Durban||4:30am||Odds|
|Jun 26||Round of 16|
|July 07||Semi Final|
The City of Durban, or Ethekwini, is the largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal Province and the third largest in South Africa. The city has a passion for life with many diverse cultures and drives tourism to the area because of the fantastic climate and lovely beaches.
Hosting one of the 2010 World Cup semi-finals will ensure Durban is a hub of activity during the tournament.
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