Mbombela Stadium
Full name Mbombela Stadium
Owners Mbombela Local Municipality
Location Flag of South Africa 1 Bafana Road, Nelspruit
Opened 15 October 2009
Capacity 40,929
Surface Rye grass & Desso GrassMaster

The Mbombela Stadium is an all-seater, 40,929-seat stadium and was one of the ten venues for the FIFA World Cup 2010. It is located on open land six kilometres west of Mbombela, South Africa, the capital of the Mpumalanga province.

The stadium has the same name as Nelspruit's new name. In October 2009, Nelspruit was officially renamed Mbombela by the South African government. However, FIFA's 2010 World Cup web site refers to the city as "Nelspruit."

The stadium is the centrepiece of a proposed wider sports precinct with athletics and cricket as well as other sporting codes.

The R1,050-million sports facility was ready for use well ahead of the June 2010 World Cup kickoff. The stadium was made possible through taxpayer funding.

2010 FIFA World Cup

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
2010-06-1613.30Flag of Honduras Honduras0–1Flag of Chile ChileGroup H32,664
2010-06-2016.00Flag of Italy Italy1–1Flag of New Zealand New ZealandGroup F38,229
2010-06-2320.30Flag of Australia Australia2–1Flag of Serbia SerbiaGroup D37,836
2010-06-2516.00Flag of North Korea Korea DPR0–3Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'IvoireGroup G34,763

2013 African Cup of Nations

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
2013-01-2117.00Flag of Zambia Zambia1–1Flag of Ethiopia EthiopiaGroup C15,500
2013-01-2120.00Flag of Nigeria 001 Nigeria1–1Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina FasoGroup C13,500
2013-01-2517.00Flag of Zambia Zambia1–1Flag of Nigeria 001 NigeriaGroup C25,000
2013-01-2520.00Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso4–0Flag of Ethiopia EthiopiaGroup C35,000
2013-01-2919.00Flag of Zambia Zambia0–0Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina FasoGroup C8,000
2013-01-3018.30Flag of Togo Togo1–1Flag of Tunisia TunisiaGroup D7,500
2013-02-0318.30Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso1–0 (aet)Flag of Togo TogoQuarter-final27,000
2013-02-0618.30Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso1–1 (3–2 pen.)Flag of Ghana GhanaSemi-final30,000

External links

2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums

Cape Town Stadium · Ellis Park Stadium · Free State Stadium · Loftus Versfeld Stadium · Mbombela Stadium · Moses Mabhida Stadium · Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium · Peter Mokaba Stadium · Royal Bafokeng Stadium · Soccer City

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