An introduction to Moses Mabhida Stadium

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Duban:Mose Mabhida Stadium

Duban:Mose Mabhida Stadium

Duban:Mose Mabhida Stadium

The Moses Mabhida Stadium ,put it into operation on Nov. 28, 2009, is one of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Durban, South Africa. It has a planned capacity of 70,000 during the World Cup and 54,000 afterwards. In addition, it can hold up to 80,000 spectators if necessary.

The stadium includes an adjoining indoor arena, institute of physical education and a football museum. People can travel from residential and business districts to the stadium conveniently by means of a passenger depot.

Its native grassland can obtain adequate sunshine thanks to the partially-covered roof. The roof and observation platform are both supported by a 350-meter-long arched structure which tends to be associated with the iconic arch of the London-based Wembley Stadium. From the observation platform, people can have an excellent view of Durban and the ocean.

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