Ready to go: Moses Mabhida Stadium

2009-11-25 00:00

THE media were given a tour of the completed Moses Mabhida Stadium yesterday ahead of its opening match, the Premier Soccer League game between AmaZulu and Maritzburg on Sunday.

Mabhida Stadium has been finished on schedule with just a few fininshing touches now being added. In the coming months, the adjoining People’s Park to the south of the 2010 World Cup semi-final venue will be finished, the retail areas will be sold off, filled and installed, and the suites fitted out.

The first match on Sunday between Durban team AmaZulu and United was sold out by yesterday. Only 22 000 seats of the current capacity of 56 000 seats have been made available for the game, which kicks off at 3.30 pm.

There will be live entertainment from noon and an opening ceremony. Premier Zweli Mkhize and Mayor Obed Mlaba will kick off the game.

Moses Mabhida will host five first-round World Cup matches, a second-round game and a semi-final.

Photos by Ian Carbutt.

Riggers Ritesh Dulsingar (left) and Nkosnati Bango work on the stadium swing on the top of Moses Mabidha Staduim in Durban yesterday.

A view through the window on the south side of the stadium.

Moses Mabidha looking to the south from the west upper tier.

A suite at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Durban’s two stadia.

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