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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

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 Visitors Centre Opens

December 21, 2007

A Visitors Centre for the under-construction Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban was opened recently (to conincide with the FIFA visit for the Preliminary Draw). I had a look the other day, and took these pictures. The first one shows the existing Kings Park Stadium which is across the road from the construction site (shown in the last picture).

New & Old

Moses Mabhida Visitors Centre

Moses Mabhida Stadium Visitors Centre

Durban New Stadium Construction Dec 07