Nelson Mandela Stadium

Stadium Information

Opened: 2009
City: Port Elizabeth
Capacity: 48,459
Football clubs: None
Other Sports: Rugby

2011 Vodacom Challenge Fixture:

21/07/11         Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs

Vodacom Challenge History:

23/07/09         Orlando Pirates 1 Kaizer Chiefs 1 (Chiefs won 4-3 on pens)

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was purpose-built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was the first of the new stadiums to be ready ahead of the tournament.

A world-class venue, it has taken over from the EPRU Stadium as the home of football in Port Elizabeth and having opened in early 2009, took its bow with the Vodacom Challenge encounter between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the last edition of the tournament.

Its setting is magnificent, overlooking the North End Lake in the heart of the city, and the five-tier arena is a wonderful facility that has other uses outside of the playing pitch, with function rooms, restaurants, a gymnasium, amongst other things.

With no Premier Soccer League club in the South African top-flight, it has mostly been used as a rugby venue since the 2010 FIFA World Cup.