The opening game has been scheduled for December 19.
Mbombela 2010 Manager of Marketing and Events, Ronny Moyo, told KickOff.com
that the match at the impressive stadium, which was the centre of a
number of workers’ strikes and student protests, has already been
He added that the venue, which will be opened officially on November 22,
will also host other games before the 2010 World Cup kicks off.
A ‘Joyous Celebration’ concert on December 12 will precede the
Chiefs-Sundowns game. This will be followed by a Mayoral Golf Challenge
on December 20.
“Among other high profile teams that will use the stadium are Ghana’s
Black Stars, who have chosen Nelspruit as their base camp for the World
Cup. The Ghanaians are expected to play a match against either Portugal
or Serbia on March 3 next year,” Moyo said.
Another high-profile game slated for the stadium pits Bidvest Wits
against top Danish side Brondby on a date yet to be confirmed.