The Mbombela Stadium has been one of the most controversial of the newly purpose built stadia for the World Cup 2010. When the stadium was checked out by reporters they found a dry patch of sand on the pitch. A game between Ghana and Bosnia-Herzegovina in March had to be cancelled because of the state of the pitch, clay had affected the pitch and made it unfit for football. For the latest odds and free bet offers for the 2014 World Cup visit this section of our site.
The pitch has already had to be re laid twice but it is anticipated that there will be no more problems with the pitch at the Mbombela Stadium and the stadium itself looks stunning. It has 18 orange roof supports which are supposed to be in the shape of giraffes and the seating has been coloured to look like a zebra’s black and white stripes. What the stadium has lacked in pitch it has certainly made up for with its distinctive design.
The stadium is going to play host to four of the World Cup Group Games, Australia v Serbia could be a key game from Group D and other games to be played here will be Honduras against Chile, North Korea versus Ivory Coast and Italy face New Zealand here.
The animal theme for the Mbombela Stadium is down to the location of the world famous Kruger National Park. It is expected to be one of the hotter regions during the World Cup which could see some South American sides and the African sides favoured.