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Nelson Mandela Stadium


3exp HDR . . Canon 15mm Fisheye

The stadium's construction was handled by a consortium made up of Grinaker-LTA, Interbeton and Ibhayi JV. It was built on the site of the old Parks Rugby Club, and the Prince Alfred Park.


The roof material of the stadium consists of a combination of aluminium cladding, combined with a membrane material called polytetraflurethylene(PTFE), which is a coated glass-fibre fabric and steel super structure. This tensile structure was supplied and installed by Australian company, Taiyo Membrane Corporation. The total length of piles installed is 21,000 m and the material excavated is 138,000 m3.


The local building industry has benefited a great deal due to the construction of the stadium. The implementation of this huge, fast track project has introduced several local role players to a new scale of development which will be beneficial to the local construction industry now and the future. The construction process has also included extensive use of local suppliers and experts in conjunction with international specialists, ensuring that adequate skills transfers take place.


An estimated total of 6,800 jobs were created throughout the process and the development of the stadium will result in the upliftment and urban renewal of the surrounding residential and commercial area of North End and the major routes leading to the stadium. The stadium will bring vast social and economic opportunities, during and after the World Cup.


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Taken on July 21, 2011