- Address: 70 Prince Alfred Road, Gqeberha
- Country: South Africa
- Capacity: 46,000
- Opened: 6 June 2009
- Main use: Football, rugby union
- Tenants: Chippa United (football)
Extra stadium info – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
The stadium is also known as The Protea. It is named after Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who became the president of South Africa in 1994. The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in South Africa. It hosted eight FIFA World Cup matches in 2010. The national football team of Korea won the first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the venue after beating the Hellenic Republic, commonly known as Greece, 2-0. 31,000 people attended the game. Brazil, Chile, the Côte d’Ivoire, England, Germany, the Netherlands, the Portuguese Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, the Swiss Confederation and Uruguay also played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
After the group stage
The venue named Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium hosted three 2010 FIFA World Cup matches after the group stage of the tournament. The first one was a round-of-16 game between Uruguay and Korea. 30,000 spectators attended the match. The national football team of Uruguay won the game 2-1. A few days later, 40,000 people showed up for the only 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-final at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The Netherlands won the world championship game after beating Brazil 2-1. On 7 July 2010, Germany finished third place in the 2010 FIFA World Cup after beating Uruguay. The match took place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in front of a crowd of 36,000.
The Chilli Boys
Football club Chippa United, nicknamed Chilli Boys, use the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for home matches. The club was founded in 2010. In 2012, they played their first-ever South African top-flight football league games. Chippa United Football Club finished 15th place in their maiden top division season. They won six of the 30 league games during that football season.