Moses Mabhida Stadium

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Moses Mabhida Stadium is an iconic multipurpose stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Moses Mabhida Stadium, shaped like a basket, has a Visitors Centre where you can find all the info you need about what’s on offer at the stadium and in the city of Durban, along with a range of memorabilia for you to purchase.

Moses Mabhida Stadium offers the following exciting activities:

  • SkyCar: The funicular takes 2 minutes to reach the top of the iconic arch where you will enjoy 360° views over Durban.
  • Big Rush Big Swing: The world's only stadium swing and the largest swing of any kind anywhere as confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records. Jump into the void 106 metres above the pitch and swing out in a huge 220 metre arc under the iconic arch.
  • Stadium Tours: Go behind the scenes on either an all access or express tour. The tour is wheelchair friendly.
  • Segway Gliding Tours: an eco-friendly and adventurous way to tour the stadium and its surrounds.
  • Adventure Walk: Visitors are issued with safety equipment and, under the watchful eye of qualified instructors, a group of up to 9 people will be able to walk up to the top of the arch (and down again) via some 500 steps.

Moses Mabhida stadium was constructed as one of the hosts for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is currently the home stadium for the AmaZulu Football Club, a professional South African soccer team. The stadium is named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, who helped to forge and maintain the powerful United Front that eventually saw the creation of a democratic and non-racial South Africa.

Bikes are available for hire at the stadium and there are several restaurants and coffee shops, including Keg & Spear Pub and Restaurant, Subway, Nino's, and Cuba lounge.

Interesting facts about the stadium design:

  1. It has a seating capacity of 56 000, but can be up-scaled to 85 000 for major events such as the Olympic Games.

  2. Its design allows for natural ventilation and creates an incredible sense of spe.

  3. The shape of the iconic arch was inspired by the “Y shape” on the South African flag.

  4. The roof is made of 46 000 m² of Teflon-coated glass fibre membrane that produces a translucent glow when the stadium is lit up.

  5. The grand centre arch, 106 m high, is not just a design feature. The SkyCar takes visitors up to its highest point, where they can get out and enjoy breath taking, panoramic views of the city and ocean.

  6. There are 120 luxury suites and business clubs, providing 7 500 VIP seats.

  7. The colour arrangement of the seating was conceptualised to look like the sea flowing onto the beach.

  8. Each seat is spacious and comfortable, providing a clear line-of-sight to the pitch.

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