This Stadium got the rights to host the opening ceremony and the athletic events of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The Moses Mabhida Stadium has been named in honor of the former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, Moses Mabhida.
The Moses Mabhida Stadium, located in Durban, South Africa is a multi-use stadium, used for hosting sports events such as cricket, football, golf practice, motorsports, bungee jumping, concerts, rugby union, etc. The construction work to build the arena commenced in 2006 and took three years to complete. It finally opened its gate to the spectators on 28th November 2009. An estimated amount of R 3.4 billion (US$ 450 million) was spent on building this magnificent arena designed by chief architects Gerkan, Marg and PartnersTheunissen Jankowitz Durban, Ambro-Afrique Consultants, Osmond Lange Architects & Planners, NSM Designs and Mthulisi Msimang. The Moses Mabhida Stadium has been the home of the South Africa national cricket team and the AmaZulu F.C. The stadium is owned by the eThekwini (Durban Metropolitan UniCity). The crowd capacity is 54,000 (which can be expanded up to 80,000). The stadium has 120 corporate hospitality suites as well.
Six Group matches and a semi-final match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup were held in this stadium.
The stadium has also hosted some local football events such as the 2010 MTN 8, the 2013 MTN 8 and the 2013 and 2014 Nedbank Cup.
On 9th January 2011, the stadium witnessed the T20 International cricket match between India and South Africa.
During the years 2012 and 2013, the stadium organized the Top Gear Festival live stadium shows.
It has hosted three Group A matches, one Group B match, a Quarterfinal match and a semi final match of the 2013 African Cup of Nations.