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  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - Durban
      Moses Mabhida Stadium
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  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - Durban
      Moses Mabhida Stadium
    by MikeAtSea
 

This is Durban's newest attraction built for the Soccer World Cup 2010 in Durban - the Moses Mabhida Stadium. It will be one of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has a planned capacity of 70,000 during the World Cup and 54,000 afterwards. The stadium is adjacent to the ABSA Stadium. Somwhat reminiscent of the famous Wembley Stadium arch, a 350m long free and 105m high span arch will hold up the roof of the stadium, the top of the arch will rise to 106 m above the pitch.
Around the perimeter, 1750 columns and 216 raking beams will provide the main support. Around the field, 900 m of retaining walls will stretch 8 m high. A total of 1780 pre-cast concrete seating panels will create the bowl form. There are be over 80000 square metres of floor space within the stadium. The games that will be played in the Durban Stadium are:
June 13 2010: Germany vs Australia
June 16 2010: Spain vs Switzerland
June 19 2010: Netherlands vs Japan
June 22 2010: Nigeria vs Korea Republic
June 25 2010: Brazil vs Portugal
June 28 2010: Winner Group E vs Runners-up Group F
July 07 2010: Semi-final

Directions: Next to the ABSA Rugby Stadium just North of the City Center of Durban
Website: http://www.sa2010.gov.za/node/564

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  • Written Dec 10, 2009
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