Building begins at new stadium

The construction of a new soccer stadium in Mthatha, which will be a 2010 World Cup legacy project, got under way yesterday.

The construction of a new soccer stadium in Mthatha, which will be a 2010 World Cup legacy project, got under way yesterday.

Built at a cost of R100 million by the Eastern Cape provincial government, the new stadium will be in Zimbane.

Premier Mbulelo Sogoni and MEC for sports, arts and recreation Noxolo Abraham-Ntantiso attended the sod-turning ceremony.

The new Mthatha Stadium is one of the two new facilities built in the Eastern Cape. The other is the Nelson Mandela Bay Sports Complex.

The Eastern Cape provincial government is also upgrading another venue in East London.

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