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Moses Mabhida Stadium Opening

Marc
  • On November 30, 2009
  • http:/www.marcforrest.com
Moses Mabhida Pano

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Yesterday saw the first ever game at the new Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. Having been through the stadium on a tour a couple of months ago, I had to make sure I was there to see this spectecal. And that it was.

I have never been to a live soccer game before, so was really looking forward to this one. The atmosphere was unbeliveable, and the crowd was fantastic. There is something special about South Africans, and we really value and show our pride in everything we do. Everything, from the Vuvuzelas to the “Dance offs” in the crowd, the crowd really made the day for me.

Walking into the stadium your are left in awe, as the finished product is out of this world. An opening ceremony with dancers and gymnasts kicked things off, before the game got underway. The game itself was great, with loads of action including a red card.

Generally everything ran smoothly, there were no queues to get into the stadium, there was loads of visible security, and aside from only having one concession window open, because they lost the keys to the other ones (!?!?!), everything went off without a hitch.

I am really looking forward to seeing a couple more games at the stadium before the World Cup next year. With everything in life, practice makes perfect, and by June next year, Durban should have it down to a fine art :)

Comments

  1. Amith

    I attended the game as well & have to agree with all your points, was also a first time for me attending a local match & it was something special indeed!

  2. Rofhiwa

    i was at the game too thou its not my first game… you guys should attend the game of Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg unt next weeks at the same venue and same time. i assue u that the stadium will be full as Chiefs got more fans than any other team in the PSL. ILL BE THERE.

  3. BiancaW

    Nice one Marcy. I like it!!

  4. Kay

    I attended the game to and was blessed to be a part of the opening ceremony (gymnast)… Well done guys.. It went great.

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