Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is built for your enjoyment and ready to host you. With both sea and lake views visible from the inside the stadium, spectators are treated not only to sporting fixtures but also breathtaking views of the city at every event. The NMB Stadium was the only stadium amongst the newly constructed World Cup Stadia that hosted over 10 rugby and soccer matches including international clashes before the commencement of the FIFA World Cup and is truly a world-class Eastern Cape sporting venue.
Stadium Tours are conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11h00 and 15h00. Please contact the Corporate Affairs department to book a tour.
The duration of the tour is 30 minutes and includes access to the VVIP area, the change rooms and upper level of the stadium. For full tours a maximum of 30 people are allowed. Tours for larger groups are conducted as a sit in session in the stadium bowl and are not walkabouts.
You may be subject to a personal search and/or search of your personal possessions at the time of entry to the venue.
Security procedures are in effect for your own safety. Failure to comply will mean you will be prevented from entering.
Patrons wishing to consume alcohol must have a valid Photo ID in order to prove that they are above the legal age to consume alcohol. We are prohibited by law from serving liquor to under 18s and intoxicated persons.
There is a full bar facility in operation selling Beers and Ciders (NO hard liquor is available).
If you find property that someone else has lost, we request that you hand this to one of the security managers or stadium crew (identifiable by the grey crew fleece jacket).
There are be ample toilet facilities onsite including facilities appropriate to the mobility impaired.
There is a wide selection of food available to purchase within the stadium.
At every stadium event we ensure that access is as easy as possible, including the provision of facilities for the mobility impaired.
Unfortunately, due to the risks of carrying cash on site, there is no ATM located at the venue. We suggest therefore that you bring sufficient cash with you in order to purchase food, beverages and merchandise.
(Items 1 to 3 and 5 to 9 are not applicable to persons who are accredited by the Stadium Operator and, where applicable, are in possession of the necessary licences and/or permits required in terms of any applicable law to provide catering, hospitality, vendor, security, pyrotechnic or entertainment services at the EVENT).
- Any form of alcohol (except in the areas where it is sold by stadium accredited vendors)
- Animals (other than guide dogs)
- Any glass or metal (e.g. can) food, beverage or condiment container
- Old South African flags
- Banners of flags whose content can reasonably be considered to be vulgar, racist, sexist, discriminatory, provocative,inciting and/or offensive
- Lasers or similar potentially disruptive light emitting or light reflective/refractive devices or objects
- Any chemical which can reasonably be considered to be hazardous to a person attending the EVENT
- Fireworks, flares or any similar highly flammable incendiary device or object
- Any device or object that can reasonably be considered to be disruptive or harmful to spectators at the EVENT
- Cold drinks, bottled water and any other non-alcoholic beverages
- Any form of pre-prepared or perishable food
- Any signs, clothing with enlarged branding or similar items with corporate branding other than official sponsors of the EVENT
- Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates (including in-line skates) or similar devices
- Media equipment of non-accredited media personnel
- Gas powered air horns
- “Mace” or any similar self-defence sprays
- Any compressed gas canister/container
- Video cameras and cameras with large detachable flashes
- Gas braai equipment, portable braai’s or similar food heating equipment
- Cool-boxes or cool-bags
- “Dry ice”
- Televisions and radios (except small transistor radios with ear pieces)