May 11, 2010
Mbombela Stadium is one of the newly-built stadiums for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and seats up to 46,000 fans.
Situated in the city of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga Province, the stadium is located on open land around 7 kilometres west of the city centre. Mbombela Stadium has been designed to ensure life beyond the tournament as a multi-sport, entertainment and exhibition venue.
The stadium takes its name from the local municipality which incorporates the city of Nelspruit. Mbombela is siSwati (one of the 11 official languages in South Africa) and literally means ‘many people together in a small space.
Nelspruit did not have a quality football venue to host important matches and the new stadium is a welcome addition to the football loving locals in Nelspruit, and will leave a lasting legacy for all the people of Mpumalanga
Mbombela Stadium will become a multi-purpose arena after the World Cup ends and will most likely hold major soccer and rugby matches and also comes equipped with conference facilities.
Honduras will play Chile in the first match at Mbombela Stadium in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
|Jun 21||Italy||vs||New Zealand||Nelspruit||12:00am||Odds|
|Jun 26||North Korea||vs||Ivory Coast||Nelspruit||12:00am||Odds|
Nelspruit is located in the local municipality of Mbombela and comprises a flourishing fruit industry and countless waterfalls. Capital of Mpumalanga Province, Nelspruit is surrounded by some of the country’s most spectacular game reserves and the famous Kruger National Park.
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