Monday, March 1, 2010

Concerns Surround Nelspruit Stadium's Readiness

Grass has not yet been laid on the new Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, a revelation that has stunned many and prompted concerns that the stadium won't be ready in time for the World Cup.

Local and international media were shocked when they discovered that the pitch is yet to be laid at the R1,2bn Nelspruit stadium after England experts recommended that the grass be completely stripped as it was not growing according to plan.

Secretary-general Jerome Valcke said Fifa was confident there was still enough time to complete the stadium before the start of the June 11-July 11 global showpiece.

South Africa: Fifa Insists Mbombela Will Be Ready
Business Day
March 1, 2010