Nelspruit Stadium

2010 FIFA World Cup

Infrastructure Projects/Civil Engineering 

South Africa, 2007-2009

General description

Construction of a 45,000‑seat stadium, to be used for 2010 FIFA World Cup football matches.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

The architecture is inspired by local fauna and flora:

- the eighteen 50-metre-tall red masts supporting the roof rise like the necks of giraffes, 

- the seating is painted in a black and white zebra pattern.

Rainwater is collected for the air-conditioning system and showers.

Consortium

BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS (60%); BASIL READ (40%)

Project owner

MBOMBELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Key figures

100,000 m3

of earthworks

60,000 m3

of concrete

45,000

seat capacity

Locations

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