- Address: 1 Bafana Road, Nelspruit
- Country: South Africa
- Capacity: 40,000
- Opened: October 2009
- Main use: Football, rugby union
- Tenants: Pumas (rugby union), TS Galaxy (football)
Extra stadium info – Mbombela Stadium
The construction of the Mbombela Stadium started in 2007. It opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in South Africa. The stadium became the largest sports venue by capacity in Mpumalanga. Its design reflects to the nearby Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The 18 roof supports of the Mbombela Stadium resemble giraffes and the seats form a zebra pattern.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup
In 2010, the Mbombela Stadium hosted four matches for the FIFA World Cup, the prestigious world championship for national football teams. The national football team of Chile won the first FIFA World Cup game at the stadium after beating Honduras. 32,000 spectators showed up for the game. The national football teams of Australia, the Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Italian Republic, New Zealand and Serbia also played in the FIFA World Cup at the Mbombela Stadium.
The Pumas and the TS Galaxy use the Mbombela Stadium for home games. Both clubs are among the major sports clubs from Mpumalanga. The TS Galaxy, also known as The Rockets, won the South African cup tournament in 2019 for the first time in their history. They won the title after beating the Kaizer Chiefs in Durban 1-0. Zakhele Lerato Lepasa scored the only goal of the game. The same year, he played his first match for the national football team of South Africa. The TS Galaxy played their first-ever South African top-flight football league game in 2020. The match ended in a draw. A few days later, the TS Galaxy won their first top division game at the Mbombela Stadium.