Mthatha Sports Stadium

Structures Project
Client King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality
Location Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Scope Of Work Project management for phases 1, 2 and 3, civil and structural engineering design, and construction supervision for civil and structural infrastructure.
Contract Period 2008-2012

Project Detail

The Eastern Cape Department of Sport Recreation Arts and Culture, in conjunction with the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, identified the upgrading of sports facilities as a priority for the economic rejuvenation of this area.

The 6 200-seat Mthatha 2010 Sports Stadium was developed to coincide with the 2010 Soccer World Cup and to host other sporting and cultural events.

Phase 1 involved bulk earthworks and services and construction of fencing, storm water structures, retaining structures and mass concrete works.

Phase 2 followed with bulk services, reinforced concrete structures, precast concrete elements and pitch construction. The stadium was built in phase 3, complete with all external works, main roof structure, athletics track and stadium superstructure and suspended stands with roadworks, landscaping and siteworks.

Future phases were planned to increase seating capacity and add indoor sporting facilities, a cricket arena, tennis courts and commercial space.