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View from New Durban Stadium

December 30, 2009

It was a bit of a gloomy day when we went to visit the new Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban shortly after it was officially opened, but we still got some great views from the top of the 106m high arch (taller than the Statue of Liberty!).

The ‘Sky Car’ can accommodate 25 people as it travels up the northern leg of the arch to the observation platform at the top.  For the more adventurous there is the option of walking up the southern legs of the arch (550 steps, though).

Other activities at the stadium precinct include tours of the stadium (including the presidential suite, changing rooms, etc), and a soon-to-be-opened bungee jump from the top of the arch.

Although the stadium has been officially opened and has hosted several Premier Soccer League games (the latest being between Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns), fitting out of the shops, restaurants and bars around the precinct is still in progress, as are the tree-lined avenues that provide access the the beach and the CBD.

Moses Mabhida Stadium 12-12-2009 04-53-20 PM

Moses Mabhida Stadium 12-12-2009 04-53-20 PM

Moses Mabhida Stadium 12-12-2009 04-51-55 PM

Moses Mabhida Stadium 12-12-2009 04-51-55 PM

Moses Mabhida Stadium 12-12-2009 05-00-49 PM

Moses Mabhida Stadium 12-12-2009 05-00-49 PM

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Durban Stadium – Roof about half complete

June 30, 2009

The membrane roofing at the new Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban is progressing well. I took the following pictures a couple of days ago. In the last picture I’ve also highlighted the cable car that will run up and down the northern leg of the arch.

The stadium is due for completion in October of this year, well ahead of schedule.

Durban Stadium : 100m high arch complete

January 15, 2009

The last segment of the 106m high arch that will support the roof of the new Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban was hoisted into place yesterday (13 January 2009) afternoon to much fanfare. 

After dangling in what looked to be a fairly precarious manner for the last month or two, it was something of a relief all round to see the two ends of the arch finally joined.

There are some good pics here : http://blog.ecr.co.za/cockontheblog/?p=1039#more-1039

Durban Stadium 13 Jan 2009

Durban Stadium 13 Jan 2009

Durban Stadium arch almost complete

December 25, 2008

There are some very nice aerial photos of the Moses Mabhida stadium taken in December 2008 at this blog : http://blog.ecr.co.za/cockontheblog/?p=937.  I’ve also attached one that I took the other day from the visitors centre.

Durban Stadium, 9 December 2008

Durban Stadium, 9 December 2008

Moses Mabhida (Durban) 2010 Stadium Tour

October 14, 2008

I went on a tour of the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban a couple of weeks ago.  Here are the pictures.  An interesting statistic that stood out from the tour was regarding safety on the construction site: there has been only one injury since construction began in mid-2007!