March 2007 – June 2009 (22 Months)
Specifications and concept behind the design and structure
The form of the largely concrete structure is inspired by the locally iconic Baobab tree, with the steel structure supporting the roof plane gathered together at each corner of the Stadium and supported by giant ‘trunk' structures which accommodate vertical circulation ramps and service cores. A hierarchy of ‘tree' structures runs through the scheme, emphasizing the efficiency of the design through the repetition of elements. The bowl is formed with four two tier stands, the lower tiers of which join at the corners creating a full bowl aesthetic with executive facilities accommodated in the West Stand, below which players, press, parking and support facilities are located. The site has been arranged to offer convenient access, parking and circulation for supporters attending both Football and Rugby fixtures as well as for Groups gathering for concerts and rallies.
Stadium Capacity, Hospitality Suites, Total number of parking bays
The new 45,000 seat stadium will have 500-seat VIP area with its own entrance, seats for 1 675 media representatives, an 800-m² VIP reception area and lounge, offices and storage areas, and parking for both players and officials. In this prestigious complex, the first of its kind in the entire province of Limpopo, The Peter Mokaba Stadium will be home to local soccer teams as well as facilitate a wide range of South African sport competitions including rugby.
Construction figures such as how many tons of steel and concrete, how many workers are/were involved