Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is the first world Class football venue in Port Elizabeth and will feature heavily throughout the 2010 World Cup. The stadium over looks the North End Lake, has a capacity of 48,000 and was the first of the newly built World Cup stadiums to be completed in 2009 and has already hosted a number of big events.
The area is sport mad and have been crying out for a sports stadium which means that the venue should be well used once the World cup is over. The Southern Kings Rugby team have been sounded out about using the stadium as have the Bay United Soccer team so that will be pleasing for the fans in the area. The ground had its first big test when the British and Irish Lions played the Southern Kings on the ground in June 2009 with 35,000 fans turning up to see the Lions win.
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - 2010 World Cup Fixtures
The first match at the ground in the World Cup will be on Saturday June 12th and will be between South Korea and Greece and is likely to provide the stadium with a good start. England play their final group fixture against Slovenia also at the stadium. Another seven more games will visit the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium including a quarter-final tie and also the 3rd/4th place match on July 10th will take place in Port Elizabeth.
|Date||Time||TV||Match Preview & Odds||Stage|
|12th June||12:30||ITV||South Korea 2 - 0 Greece||Group B|
|15th June||15:00||ITV||Ivory Coast 0 - 0 Portugal||Group G|
|18th June||12:30||BBC||Germany 0 - 1 Serbia||Group D|
|21st June||19:30||ITV||Spain v Honduras||Group H|
|23rd June||15:00||BBC||Slovenia v England||Group C|
2010 World Cup Venues
Check out the other fixtures at the following 2010 World Cup venues: