- Address: 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban
- Country: South Africa
- Capacity: 55,000
- Opened: 28 November 2009
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Moses Mabhida Stadium
The construction of the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which is among the main sports venues in South Africa, started in 2006. It became the largest stadium by capacity in Durban. The Moses Mabhida Stadium became a venue for several events, like bungee jumping, concerts, cricket, football, golf practice, monster truck events and rugby union. Several world famous artists performed at the venue. It is named after Moses Mncane Mbheki Mabhida, a former South African politician who died in 1986 at the age of 62.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup
The Moses Mabhida Stadium was one of the 2010 FIFA World Cup venues. Its capacity for the FIFA World Cup was 62,000. The venue hosted eight matches for the world championship. The first one was won by the national football team of Germany after defeating Australia 4-0. 62,000 spectators attended the game. Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Portuguese Republic, the Slovak Republic, Spain and the Swiss Confederation also played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The national football team of Spain reached the 2010 FIFA World Cup final after beating Germany at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. They won the prestigious tournament after beating the Netherlands in the final, which took place in the city of Johannesburg.
In 2012, the venue hosted its first match which included the world famous English football club Manchester United. They won their first world championship title in 1999 after beating the Brazilian side SE Palmeiras. Manchester United Football Club won their second world championship title in 2008 after defeating LDU from Ecuador. The English football giants also won several European championship titles. In 2013, MUFC became the first English club with 20 top-flight football league titles.