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Posted by Alison Trost on June 11, 2010 at 8:27 AM.
The 43,500 seats in Mbombela Stadium are painted in a zebra-like pattern while the roof truss supports resemble giraffes. The stadium’s name translates to “many people together in a small space.” Click here to find out more about the Mbombela Stadium.
Mbombela Stadium is one of the 10 different arenas in South Africa that will host the 2010 FIFA World Cup beginning today, June 11. Located in Nelspruit (Mpumalanga Province) this stadium is not only visually stunning but also designed with structural enhancements to mesh with the surrounding environment. (Look for the resemblance to giraffes in the architect’s photos, or click here for the Google Earth perspective.)
For more information on this and South Africa’s other World Cup stadiums read the article from building.co.uk - “The Best Seats on Earth: South Africa’s World Cup Stadiums.”
For more pictures of the Mbombela Stadium visit r+l Architects website.
For more information on the different stadiums, or to find out more about the 2010 FIFA World Cup visit http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination