Mbombela Stadium

Stadium Information

Opened: 2009
City: Mbombela
Capacity: 40 929
Football clubs: No permanent tenant – used by BidVest Wits, Mpumalanga Black Aces, Moroka Swallows and Kaizer Chiefs during the 2010/11 Premier Soccer League season.
Other Sports: None

2011 Vodacom Challenge Fixture:

19/07/11         Orlando Pirates vs Tottenham Hotspur

Vodacom Challenge History:


The Mbombela Stadium was purpose-built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is one of the most distinctive football grounds in the world.

It’s Zebra-seating and Giraffe-like support given it a very ‘African’ feel, but more than the aesthetics, it is a great place to watch football, with stands that are close to the action.

The venue was officially opened on May 16, 2010, for international friendly match between South Africa and Thailand, which the home side won 4-0.

The stadium will be making its Vodacom Challenge debut this year, but has had a busy season that includes Premier Soccer League matches and Bafana Bafana internationals.

The ground also successfully hosted the finale to the 2010/11 South African campaign, the Nedbank Cup final where Orlando Pirates defeated Black Leopards.

Pirates will return during the 2011 Vodacom Challenge and will this time face Tottenham Hotspur.