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Welcome to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - a multi-purpose facility in the heart of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is built for your enjoyment and ready to the Eastern Province Rugby Kings. With both sea and lake views visible from the inside the stadium, spectators are treated not only to sporting fixtures but also breathtaking views of the city at every event. Being the only stadium amongst the newly constructed World Cup Stadia that has hosted over 10 rugby and soccer matches including international clashes this is truly a world-class Eastern Cape sporting venue.

About the Stadium

Situated in the North End of Port Elizabeth on the shores of the North End Lake this state of the art multipurpose stadium is been constructed by Grinaker-LTA in a 50:50 joint venture with Dutch company Interbeton, since March 15, 2007, when the tender was awarded.

The architectural companies are: Architectural Design Associates (Port Elizabeth)(PTY)Ltd. And Dominic Bonnesse Architects cc.

The Stadium Capacity is 46 000.

Stand and 5 levels in the North, South and East Stands.

The playing field is going to be of natural grass and the outer /surrounding area artificial turf. Three VIP/VVIP lifts are being installed, two in the West Stand and One in the East Stand, as well as six passenger’s lifts will also be installed around the Stadium.

Two additional lifts will be installed for the Legacy phase. The stadium will have a total of 11 lifts. No escalators will be installed. There are to be 32 turnstiles colour coded gates on level 2 for spectators to access their seats and four ramps leading up from level 2 to level 5.

Two big viewing screens (12.7m x 7.2m) will be installed for live coverage of the activities on the field. There will be a total of 74 toilet Blocks (Male and Female) - 36 Blocks on level 2 - 4 Blocks on level 3 - 14 Blocks on level 4 and 20 Blocks on level 5.

There are 1600 Parking provided inside the stadium on Level 1 that consists of Media Parking, Broadcast Bays, VVIP Parking, Special VVIP Parking, VIP Parking, Disable Parking and General Parking on Site.

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