MUST KNOW: Check the list of the most expensive stadiums in the world

  1. The Cape Town Stadium in South Africa, which will cost $600 millions

In South Africa, the construction of this new stadium in Cape Town has cost $600 million, making it the world’s most expensive structure. Because it was constructed on the same site as Green Point Stadium, it is referred to as “Green Point Stadium” in some circles. Murray and Roberts, a South African construction company, was responsible for the design and construction of this 64,100-seat stadium. It first opened its doors in 2009 and served as a venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

  1. Moses Mabhida Stadium (South Africa), which cost $450 million to construct.

This multi-purpose stadium served as one of the host stadiums for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It is located in the South African city of Durban and has a capacity of 54,000 passengers. It was given this name in honor of Moses Mabhida, a former Secretary-General of the South African Communist Party. It took four years and $450 million to build and was completed in 2009. It also has a transportation hub, which proved to be very useful during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

  1. The FNB Stadium in South Africa, which cost $440 million.

Some people refer to this stadium as “Soccer City Stadium,” while others refer to it as “The Calabash.” Its calabash shape resulted in a $440 million price tag for the stadium’s construction. This stadium, which has a capacity of 94,736 spectators, is Africa’s largest and was selected to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals. It first opened its doors in 1989 and underwent a renovation in 2009.

  1. The National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria, which cost $360 million.

This stadium, located in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is the largest in the country. Due to its large seating capacity of 60,499 people, it can accommodate events other than sporting ones anywhere in the country. The construction of this ultra-modern sports complex, which cost $360 million, was completed in time for the 8th All Africa Games in 2003. It is one of the most expensive stadiums in the world, ranking among the top 50 most expensive stadiums in the world. The Nigerian National Football Team’s home games are held in this stadium. Because of its size, the Abuja Stadium, also known as the Abuja National Stadium, is a prominent landmark in Abuja.

  1. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (South Africa), which cost $270 million to construct.

The stadium has a capacity of 46,000 people and can accommodate football, rugby, and large concerts. As part of the FIFA World Cup preparations in 2010, it was also opened as a training facility. It was designed by a South African company and built for a total of $270 million dollars. Due to the fact that it was constructed with a view of a lake in mind, it is one of a kind. The late South African president, Nelson Mandela, served as the inspiration for the moniker.

• 11 de Novembro Stadium (Angola), which cost $227 million to build.

The construction of this large multifunctional stadium in Luanda, Angola, cost a total of $227 million. It was given this name in honor of Angola’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on November 11th each year. Architects Sua Kay and Arup Sport collaborated on the design of the stadium, which was built by Shanghai Urban Corporation Group with the assistance of Shanghai Urbinvest. As soon as the 2010 FIFA World Cup was completed, the Africa Cup of Nations was held there the following year.

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