FIFA World Cup 2010 – Mbombela Stadium

The Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, is one of the newly built stadiums, with a capacity of 46 000. It will host four first-round matches and it takes its name from the local municipality which incorporates the city of Nelspruit. Mbombela is siSwati (one of the 11 official languages in South Africa) and literally means ‘many people together in a small space.’
Before the Stadium’s construction, Nelspruit had no top football venue to host international matches. After the FIFA 2010 World Cup, the stadium is scheduled to be a multipurpose facility where diversified sporting activities will take place including rugby and cricket while it will also be equipped with conference facilities.
The Mbombela Stadium also enjoys a close proximity to various game parks, giving spectators the opportunity to see the wildlife during rest days.

People looking for World Cup accommodation find Dreamfields Guesthouse Hazyview, about 60 km away from the Mbombela Stadium and only 10 km from the Kruger National Park, the ideal base to combine the football experience with a visit to the Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon and many other activities.

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