Nelson Mandela Stadium

South Africa

At the occasion of the first soccer world championship on the African continent, the Nelson Mandela Stadium was built in Port Elizabeth. Due to its characteristic ribbed roof construction, which protects the pitch and the fans from the harsh sea winds, the stadium is sometimes nicknamed ‘the sunflower’. The multi-functional stadium has a capacity of 48,000 on five rings. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it was the scene of several matches in the group phase as well as a quarterfinal and the 3rd/4th playoff.