Mbombela is 40 kilometres from the world famous Kruger Park where the best of African wildlife can be found. The architects of the stadium decided that Mbombela needed a truly African Stadium and they have succeeded in designing a unique facility that wonderfully blends in with the landscape and constantly reminds visitors to the stadium that they are in Africa and in particular the Mpumalanga Lowveld, home of the big 5.

The playing surface is a full rye pitch with artificial stabiliser namely Desso GrassMaster.

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The construction cost of the stadium at R1,2 b as well as the cost per covered seat was the lowest of the new World Cup Stadia.