World Cup 2010 Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth’s stadium for the 2010 World Cup is the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium which is currently under construction. The stadium is planned to hold 50,000 seats containing 150 VIP suites and 60 business suites. There has been a great deal of speculation about the status of the stadium construction in the run up to the 2010 World Cup as the requirement that all the stadiums must be completed by January 2010.

How the stadium may look after construction

 The five tier Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium will be built overlooking the North End Lake. It is one of three coastal stadiums being built in anticipation of the World Cup. However, the arena has been removed from the 2009 Confederations Cup list although it is expected to be completed by February 2010. The ground is due to hold five first round matches and one second round, one quarter final and the third/fourth place play off match. It is estimated that the stadium will cost 1.1 billion.

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