Durban has had a long footballing history. The first league was started in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.
The biggest match the city has hosted was when South Africa played a full strength England national team in 2002. Durban was also the venue for South Africa's first post-apartheid game when they played Cameroon, winning1-0 at King's Park. The city also hosted group, quarter and semi-final matches during the 1996 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisia secured their place in the final when they beat Zambia 4-2.
The new Durban stadium will pick up where King's Park left off and provide a world-class venue for football games. It will be have a gross seating capacity of 70,000, and the design of the stadium will be characterized by two large archways which arc 100 meters above the stadium roof.
The new three-tiered stadium will be part of the Durban's King Park sporting precinct. The sporting precinct will also include a variety of different sporting disciplines including athletics, rugby, golf and swimming.
Individual Match Tickets prices
Prices in US Dollars (US $)
|Matches||Teams||Cat. 1||Cat. 2||Cat. 3||Wheelchair|
|Group||Germany - Australia||160||120||80||20|
|Group||Spain - Switzerland||160||120||80||20|
|Group||Netherlands - Japan||160||120||80||20|
|Group||Nigeria - Korea Republic||160||120||80||20|
|Group||Portugal - Brazil||160||120||80||20|
|Round of 16||1E vs 2F||200||150||100||50|
|Semi-final||W59 vs W60||600||400||250||100|
Prices in South African Rand (ZAR)
|Matches||Teams||Cat. 1||Cat. 2||Cat. 3||Cat.4||Wheelchair|
|Group||Germany - Australia||1,120||840||560||140||140|
|Group||Spain - Switzerland||1,120||840||560||140||140|
|Group||Netherlands - Japan||1,120||840||560||140||140|
|Group||Nigeria - Korea Republic||1,120||840||560||140||140|
|Group||Portugal - Brazil||1,120||840||560||140||140|
|Round of 16||1E vs 2F||1,400||1,050||700||350||350|
|Semi-final||W59 vs W60||4,200||2,800||1,750||700||700|