The Peter Mokaba Stadium has a rather unusual look to it and has apparently been designed to look like a tree. It has been nam,ed after a celebrated anti apartheid campaigner. the stadium has been purpose built for the World Cup 2010, replacing the previous Peter Mokaba Stadium. Initially it was planned just to upgrade the old stadium but those plans were eventually scrapped in favour of building a brand new stadium. Find all the information you need for the 2014 World Cup here.
The unusual design has been based upon the iconic Baobab tree, each corner of the stadium is supported by massive ‘trunks’. These trunks accommodate vertical circulation ramps and service cores, where the steel structure holding up the roof is anchored. The Baobab tree is the biggest tree in Africa which is why this stadium has been designed in dedication to it.
The stadium is situated 5km from the city centre and it will play host to four Group games at the World Cup, the highlight of these games is either France v Mexico or Argentina v Greece. The other two group games here are Algeria v Slovenia and Paraguay v New Zealand.