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Old June 15th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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#Moses Mabhida Stadium - 70 000 - Durban

With thanks to Durbsboi!!!

Durban Kicks off the 2010 stadium roll out in grand style!!

The new Senzangakhona sport stadium unveiled

15 June, 2006









FUTURISTIC: 2010 and beyond - the new Senzangakhone stadium will be a world-class multi-purpose sporting facility

The new Senzangakhona Stadium, unveiled this morning at Durban's ICC by KwaZulu-Natal's Premier Sbu Ndebele and eThekwini Mayor Councillor Obed Mlaba, will be a world-class stadium.

The new stadium will be built on the site of the existing King's Park stadium and has been designed as a first-class multi-purpose sporting facility.

The project has been awarded to the Ibhola Lethu consortium.

Projected capital expenditure on construction of the stadium is R1,6 billion, making it the most ambitious construction project undertaken in South Africa to date.

The stadium will be built to comply with international safety and security standards.

Senzangakhona stadium key features
The stadium will have a seating capacity for 70 000 people.
The arches will be 100m high.
The stadium will cover 320 x 280 square metres and will be 45m in height.
Important milestones
Physical demolition of the existing stadium will take place end June.
Building construction will begin towards the end of the year.

Source:www.durban.gov.za
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Old June 15th, 2006, 04:22 PM   #2
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Compiled by the Government Communication and Information System
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Date: 15 Jun 2006
Title: Durban unveils stadium design
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By Veronica Mohapeloa, tel: (012) 314-2401

The eThekwini Municipality has unveiled the design of the stadium it plans to build for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Nine cities are to host World Cup games in South Africa with 10 stadiums having been identified and approved by Fifa - the world soccer governing body.

Durban is one of the cities in the country which is to build a new stadium when South Africa hosts the prestigious soccer tournament in 2010.

The city had set aside R1.6 billion for the construction of what is to be an iconic King Senzangakhona Stadium on the site of the existing Kings Park Soccer Stadium.

The stadium will have a seating capacity for 70 000 people, with arches 100m high.

It will cover 320x280 square metres and will be 45m in height.

Physical demolition of the existing Kings Park stadium will take place end June while construction will begin towards the end of the year.

Addressing the media today, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele said the new stadium would be designed in a way that after 2010 "we will have the major stadium at King's Park Precinct and also three other top class facilities at locations where our professional teams can play.

"It will be constructed in compliance with all the international safety and security standards and will have built-in flexibility to host a wide range of sporting and other events."

Describing it as an "exciting" project for the people of KwaZulu-Natal the premier said the facility would include a High Performance Centre, a campus for sporting and development academies and a smaller indoor arena.

Apart from the new stadium, a host of other projects are in the pipeline to get the province "2010 ready".

As an example, the completion of the new King Shaka Airport at La Mercy, which will facilitate better transport for tourists, is also expected to give the city a fair slice of the R21-billion in
tourism spin-offs that the country will reap from the 2010 World Cup.

"We are determined that the benefits of hosting a World Cup event will be long-term and that the projects we embark on to get 2010 ready are sustainable and focused on our long-term strategic objectives for eThekwini and for KwaZulu-Natal.

"The fact that we are hosting one of the semi-final world cup matches is just one feather in our cap in that world viewers will see our province, our stadium and our people.

"The tourism benefits are immense, the scope for employment opportunities are vast, and the economic spin offs for small and medium businesses are never ending.

With today's unveiling of the new stadium, the Premier said he believed the province was launching its 2010 readiness programme and setting out on an exciting road towards the world's most watched sporting event.

"This is a new tourism product for our city, province and our people.

Meanwhile, the emblem for the 2010 tournament would be launched in Berlin, Germany, on 7 July. This would be the earliest launch of an emblem, in relation to when the world cup would be taking place.

In addition, 75 percent of all FIFA contracts for this sporting spectacle having been signed and sealed, Chief Executive of the Fifa 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee, Danny Jordaan said earlier this month.

These, he said, included the signing of the contract for the broadcasting rights for Europe which had secured a whopping 1.2 billion US dollars for Fifa.

This amount far exceeded the amount obtained during the Korea /Japan World Cup and was also expected to exceed the one to be obtained from the current Fifa 2006 World Cup in Germany. - BuaNews
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Old June 15th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #3
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Website Updates:

Stadionwelt.de, Worldstadiums.com, Stadiumguide.com have all been contacted with the information of the new stadium and hopefully their websites will be updated with the new information as soon as possible.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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Great stuff MO!

heres the Daily news article

R1,6 billion Stadium unveiled

Provincial and City officials today unveiled a model of the R1,6 billion stadium that will play host to some of the world’s finest footballers in 2010.

KZN has become the first province in the country to unveil the design of its stadium, which will be about 30 stories high and be completed well before the world soccer tournament in 2010. The stadium will be built on the site of the existing Kings Park Soccer Stadium.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier S’bu Ndebele said by unveiling the design of the new King Senzangakhona Stadium, they were launching the provinces readiness programme and setting out on an exciting road towards the world’s most watched sports event.

He said the completion of the new King Shaka International Airport at La Mercy would facilitate better transport for tourists and give the city a fair share of the R21 billion in tourism spin-off’s.

The stadium will have a parking basement that can accommodate more than 10 000 cars.

Mayor Obed Mlaba said: “By today’s unveiling, the city of Durban signals that it is ready for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.” He said the construction of the stadium and all the preparations for the tournament would create plenty of job opportunities and further increase economic growth.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #5
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That's going to be an enormous basement parking lot! Is even Gateway's parking that big?
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Old June 15th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #6
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Wow... it looks cool!

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Old June 15th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #7
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Gateway has 8500 bays in total!! thats outdoor too...10 000 is freaking enormous!! i think a bit overkill
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Old June 15th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #8
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Sho!! That is a wicked looking stadium!! Will be a great landmark for Durbs!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:38 AM   #9
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We need more renders. Great news, but take away the arches and the stadium looks very average.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #10
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the facade reminds me of the ICC...






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Old June 16th, 2006, 03:25 AM   #11
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A gr8 looking stadium .. under-stated elegance. I can already picture the arch lit up at night with multi-coloured LED's.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 03:33 AM   #12
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I have added a SPORTS VENUES section to the Development Listings thread.

Congrats Durban!

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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #13
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some inconsistancies.
One article says 80 000 the other says 70 000. What is the real figure?
I have been away this week in Kuwait so havent heard about the CT stadium. Did it get announced as well as I cant see anything on it?
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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #14
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This just gets better.....

From today's Mercury:



Durban's skywalk stadium
June 16, 2006 Edition 1

GREG ARDÉ & NOLOYISO MCHUNU

PEDESTRIANS will enjoy panoramic 360-degree views of Durban's sea and cityscape as they walk 100m above the turf at the "iconic" new R1.6 billion King Senzangakhona soccer stadium, plans of which were unveiled in Durban yesterday.
The covered stadium, to be built ahead of the 2010 World Cup, will boast a spectacular pedestrian arch which, at 100m, will be as high as the city's landmark Roma Revolving Restaurant atop John Ross House on the Esplanade.

An international consortium that counts Durban advocate Kessie Naidu as one of its local members has been awarded the tender to design and project manage construction of eThekwini's new showpiece.

Naidu is the Chairman of the BKS Group, a civil engineering firm that will act as lead consultants in the Ibhola Lethu consortium that was awarded the design and project management of the 280m-wide stadium project.

The site is a 2ha piece of land opposite Durban's Absa rugby stadium and is home to the old soccer stadium, which is being demolished.

Premier S'bu Ndebele announced the successful consortium at the launch of the concept design at the International Convention Centre in Durban yesterday.

Mayor Obed Mlaba said the stadium, to be built in part to host a semi-final during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, would stimulate the regional economy and create jobs.

Julie-May Ellingson, who heads the city's strategic projects unit, said the public would receive a detailed technical briefing in a fortnight.

But she did reveal that the 70 000 to 85 000-seater stadium would have an athletics track and would be suitable for a host of sports.

It had been financially modelled to pay for itself, but might cost ratepayers R2 million a year in subsidies.

"We will be very aggressive in attracting international sporting events," she said.

Ellingson said the stadium, named after King Shaka's father, would have 2 600 hospitality seats for businesses that could not afford the 120 corporate boxes.

Ordinary tickets would cost the same as the R25 now charged for soccer fans, but with annual inflation increases.

Part of the concept proposal for the stadium is a 10 000-bay underground parking lot where the train shunting yards are.

It is also envisaged that Walter Gilbert Avenue will be turned into a pedestrian boulevard.


The tender for construction of the stadium will be announced in November. Construction will begin in January next year to be completed by January 2009.

Construction will involve 5 300 tons of steel and 190 000 tons of concrete. The stadium will have a basement with restaurants and curio shops facing the sea.

The project management tender is worth about 13% of the total R1.6 billion cost and the balance is spent on construction.

The BKS Group is among South Africa's top three civil engineering firms and heads the Ibhola Lethu consortium.

Ibhola Lethu includes German-based GMP International, a firm of architects, another German firm, SBP (structural engineers with experience in roofs), local architects T&J Ambrose Afrique, Durban quantity surveyors Letchmiah Daya Mandindi, Ilison Consulting Engineers (civils), Singatha Africa (traffic management), Ibuya Consulting (electrical) and LSG International (mechanical engineers). There are 14 sub-consultants and five specialist consultants.

According to BKS KZN Regional Director Tim Ter Haar, his company has managed the construction of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg, the Ellis Park, Loftus and Absa stadiums, as well as the FNB Soccer City in Gauteng. Ter Haar said BKS, in conjunction with GMP, was the lead consultant on three new stadiums for 2010.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #15
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Wow... That is one of the most beautiful stadiums I've ever seen. I actually prefer it to the Allianz Arena. Really awesome design! Go Durban!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 10:31 AM   #16
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I agree, I'm so impressed with it.
Looks like there's also a walkway linking it to the beach...
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Old June 16th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #17
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13% for Project managemnet fees?? let me get my hat cos if those are the fees in SA then they are the highest in the world. all in consultants fees shoulent exceed 10% and on a project like that they would be much less due to its value.

neverthe less its pretty spectacular.

can you guys imagine the view from the sea with the flood lights on for a night game and the arch lit up
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Old June 16th, 2006, 11:08 AM   #18
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And the fact that u can travel up that arch to 100m above the pitch, with the city surrounding you...WOW!

Also, look how damn close it is to the beach, and yeh i reckon i see i floodlit boulevard to the sea, just like the boulevard linking the stadium to the city.

This is the first release...they still have to release more images of the interior...plus the new multimodal transport station AND the indoor arena!!

And yes enigma...i can imagine the lights on that arch already!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 11:10 AM   #19
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well I have to add it kicks the crap out of any Nu zealaaaaand stadium, nudge nudge wink wink Gandalff!!!!
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nope nothing has been announced on CT..still a few weeks away i think
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