This iconic 87 436-seater is the largest venue in South Africa and the country’s proud global colossal located in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg.
The unique design of FNB Stadium is highly regarded internationally, and is often fondly referred to as the “Calabash” or “African Pot” after being reconstructed to the tune of R3.3 billion in time for the first ever African World Cup in 2010.
Previously known as Soccer City, the stadia has been the centre of historic events, starting with the first speech from former President Nelson Mandela in 1990, a few days after being released from prison where he served 27 years.
The venue has hosted the biggest sports and music events this country has ever seen, including the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup ™. The continental Africa Cup of Nations final in 2013 was also played at the stadium.
FNB Stadium regularly takes centre stage to full houses for domestic and international football matches. It is a preferred podium of choice for the Soweto derby that involves two South African Premier Soccer League football giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
International rugby test clashes and the biggest global music superstars, including U2, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have also featured here to record attendances.
FNB Stadium is, and has been, the go-to platform for other major events in the country, including the funeral of political activist Chris Hani in 1993 and the moving memorial service tribute to Mandela in 2013.