Located in Nelspruit, a city in northeastern South Africa, the Mbombela Stadium was built in preparation of World Cup 2010. Similar to other preparations for South Africa's hosting of the FIFA World Cup, the stadium was ready ahead of deadline. As well as football, the venue is used to host cricket and athletics events.
FIFA used the Mbombela Stadium to host four group matches during World Cup 2010.
Construction: Building started in 2007. Despite strikes and a freak storm causing a crane to crash through a partially-completed roof, the stadium opened in 2009, in time for the World Cup.
Matches: Honduras 0 : 1 Chile (June 16), Italy 1 : 1 New Zealand (June 20), Australia 2 : 1 Serbia (June 23), North Korea 0 : 3 Ivory Coast (June 25)
World Cup 2010 Venues : Soccer City, Ellis Park Stadium, Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Cape Town Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Peter Mokaba Stadium, Mbombela Stadium, Free State Stadium and Royal Bafokeng Stadium.