Images of Durban
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The Moses Mabhida Stadium (center) with its impressive arch is an eye-catching addition to the city's fine list of sporting facilities. Situated within walking distance of the Absa Stadium, home to the Sharks and a popular rugby test venue, the Moses Mabhida Stadium is three-tiered and seat 70 000 spectators. Of those seats, 54 000 are permanent, but the capacity has the potential to be increased to 80 000, if needed. There are 150 corporate hospitality suites with 7 500 seats. The 106-metre high grand arch is not just a design feature. A cable car will take visitors up to its highest point, where they can get out and enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of the city and ocean. The roof is made of Teflon-coated glass fibre membranes, which produces a translucent glow when the stadium is lit. The ground replaces the previous Kings Park Soccer Stadium and represents a significant upgrade for Durban's football fans. With its spectacular arch and big capacity, it dominates the city's seaside sporting skyline, including the nearby Absa Stadium (source: southafrica.info).