Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is one of three coastal stadia built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 


  • Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa


  • Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

Project Status

  • Completed in 2009


  • Gerkan, Marg and Partners, Architectural Design Associates, Dominic Bonnesse Architects

Boosting control and efficiency with intelligent ICT

The 46,000- seat stadium hosted eight World Cup matches, was a venue for the 2013 African Cup of Nations and regularly hosts large-scale rugby union and soccer games. It has also been used as a concert venue. The facility has 49 hospitality suites, two business lounges and gym, as well as lecture, function and conference rooms.

46 000
Hospitality suites
LED Video walls
55 m²

We provided all mechanical services and electronics installations for the stadium, pioneering a cutting-edge information and communication technologies (ICT) system that integrates a wide range of services – from closed-circuit television and access control to air conditioning, plumbing and fire detection – onto a common Internet Protocol (IP) platform. The magnitude of the ICT installation matched the design ambition, from the 16 km of fibre cabling to the 55m² LED video walls.

A human machine interface (HMI) provides a user-friendly, intuitive tool for the stadium operator to keep tabs on all aspects of the venue, from the switching on of lights to the opening of doors. We believe such a high-level monitoring and control system provides a significant boost to operational performance, safety and efficiency in a venue of such magnitude. Intelligent ICT installation brings other benefits too, including opportunities for additional revenue streams such as advertising on TV screens and video walls.