Welcome to the Peter Mokaba Stadium website.
Here you'll find everything you need to know about our stadium
facilties and the opportunities we offer for staging successful
events from major soccer tournaments on our famous FIFA World
Cup pitch to small, intimate gatherings in one of our special
View a virtual tour of our VIP Suites and Boxes.
For advance news on forthcoming attractions, check the events
calendar - it's refreshed every week.
Thank you for visiting us. If there's anything you need to know
and can't find it here, please click on Contact
Us, fill in your contact info and we'll be delighted to help
you in any way we can.
About Peter Mokaba Stadium
Named after Peter Mokaba (1959-2002), who was a hero of
the struggle against apartheid and was imprisoned on Robben Island.
He became a Member of Parliament in 1994 and was deputy minister
in the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism. He was elected
to the ANC's National Executive Committee in 1991, 1994 and 1997.
At the time of his untimely death from respiratory complications,
he had been appointed to lead the ANC's electoral campaign scheduled
The Stadium is located in Magasyn Street, Polokwane (formerly
Pietersburg) in the Limpopo province of South Africa, roughly three
hours' drive from Johannesburg/Pretoria and 5 km from the Polokwane
city centre. (Coordinates: 23°55'29"S 29°28'08"E). It's located
a few hundred metres east of the old stadium of the same name.
The crisp, modern design was actually inspired by the baobab
(Adansonia digitata), an ancient tree revered by the local population.
At each corner of the steel and concrete structure is a squat, cylindrical
structure that resembles the tree's muscular trunk which can grow
up to 28m in girth. The aerodynamic roof on the west side is designed
to flex up to 40cm in high winds that frequently accompany the summer
In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Stadium proudly hosted
four games: Algeria vs Slovenia on 13 June, France vs Mexico on
17 June, Greece vs Argentina on 22 June and Paraguay vs New Zealand
on 24 June.
Seating capacity is 45 000.