About the Stadium
Situated in the North End of Port Elizabeth on the shores of the North End Lake this state of the art multipurpose stadium is been constructed by Grinaker-LTA in a 50:50 joint venture with Dutch company Interbeton, since March 15, 2007, when the tender was awarded. The architectural companies are: Architectural Design Associates (Port Elizabeth)(PTY)Ltd. And Dominic Bonnesse Architects cc.
The Stadium Capacity is 46 000. The building is approx. 40m high from field level to top of roof and consists of six levels in West Stand and 5 levels in the North, South and East Stands
The playing field is going to be of natural grass and the outer /surrounding area artificial turf. Three VIP/VVIP lifts are being installed, Two in the West Stand and One in the East Stand, as well as Six passenger’s lifts will also be installed around the Stadium Two additional lifts will be installed for the Legacy phase. The stadium will have a total of 11 lifts. No escalators will be installed. There are to be 32 turnstiles colour coded gates on level 2 for spectators to access their seats and four ramps leading up from level 2 to level 5.
Two big viewing screens (12.7m x 7.2m) will be installed for live coverage of the activities on the field. There will be a total of 74 toilet Blocks (Male and Female) - 36 Blocks on level 2 - 4 Blocks on level 3 - 14 Blocks on level 4 and 20 Blocks on level 5.
There are 1600 Parking provided inside the stadium on Level 1 that consists of Media Parking, Broadcast Bays, VVIP Parking, Special VVIP Parking, VIP Parking, Disable Parking and General Parking on Site.