Soccer in Nelson Mandela Bay

  • 16 April 2014
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A view from the stands, courtesy of nedend

Inside Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Photo courtesy of Meraj Chhaya

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, which has a capacity of around 48 000, often hosts domestic and international soccer matches. For information about upcoming events at the stadium, visit the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium website or phone +27 (0)41 408 8900.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium hosted eight matches during the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa, including the third-place play-off in which Germany beat Uruguay 3-2, a goal feast despite the pouring rain.

In the group stages of the tournament, Germany suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Serbia at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, but their comeback against Uruguay means that German football fans visiting Port Elizabeth today have happier memories of the stadium.

Netherlands fans will not forget the day their team beat the mighty Brazilians 2-1 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, to progress to the semi-finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa.

Bafana Bafana fans in Port Elizabeth. Photo courtesy of Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

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