Harry Gwala Stadium

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Harry Gwala Stadium
Location Princess Margaret Drive,
Pelham, Pietermaritzburg,
Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Coordinates 29°37′03″S 30°23′08″E / 29.6173878°S 30.3856409°E / -29.6173878; 30.3856409Coordinates: 29°37′03″S 30°23′08″E / 29.6173878°S 30.3856409°E / -29.6173878; 30.3856409
Owner Msunduzi Municipality
Capacity 12,000[1]
Surface Grass
Renovated 2009
Architect Erbacon Construction
Maritzburg United [2]

Harry Gwala Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Premier Soccer League club Maritzburg United.

In 2008 the stadium had a capacity of 10,000, but around September 2009 it was upgraded to 12,000 seats. [3] The reason for this, was an urgent need for more high capacity stadiums in the region, particular being requested as part of the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup.[4] The stadium, was initially planned to be able to seat 20,000 supporters, but the municipality revealed, that with the funds at their disposal, the stadium will have a capacity of just 12,000.

The stadium is named after ANC politician Harry Gwala.

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