Top 5 Most Expensive Stadiums In Africa
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – $270 million
Named after South Africa’s Legendary Nelson Mandela, this 5-tier Stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake, in the heart of the city. It was created for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and nowadays hosts rugby and soccer matches. It has been used as a concert venue, as well.
Abuja National Stadium – $360 million
The Abuja National Stadium is a 60,491 seater, ultra modern multi-purpose sports complex, located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It’s home to the Nigerian national football team, and is often used as a center for other social, cultural and religious occasions. It was constructed for the 8th All Africa Games in 2003.
FNB Stadium – $440 million
The First National Bank, aka FNB Stadium, Soccer City and The Calabash, is located in Nasrec, South Africa, and is the largest stadium in Africa. It’s home ot the Kaizer Chiefs, and it hosted the final match of the 2010 World Cup. It was the site of Nelson Mandela’s first speech in Johannesburg after his release, in 1990, and also the location of his last public appearance.
Moses Mabhida Stadium – $450 million
The Moses Mabhida Stadium is located in Durban, South Africa, and was named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the SA Communist Party. It’s a multi-use stadium, which hosted many games during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and has a capacity of ~54000. It’s right next to the Kings Park Stadium, and the Durban street circuit.
Cape Town Stadium – $600 million
The Cape Town Stadium is located in Greeb Point, close to the Cape Town city center in South Africa, and it was built on the site where the Green Point Stadium previously stood. It was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It has a capacity of 55000. It’s connected to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront by a new road, Granger Bay Boulevard, and it’s surrounded by a glorious, 60 hectare urban park.