Posts Tagged ‘Moses Mabhida Stadium’

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

Official Opening of Moses Mabhida Stadium

October 23, 2009

The official opening of the new Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban has been set for 28 November 2009. In the months following the opening there will be numerous PSL matches, concerts (including the ex-Watford Chairman, Reg Dwight – or Elton John as he likes to be called) and other events held at the stadium, so the facilities should be well broken-in by the time the big event comes around.

There is alot of great information about the stadium and surrounds at the official Durban 2010 website

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 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!