The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium officially opened its innovative and interactive Sports Museum at a launch ceremony on Wednesday, 26 May in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The Sports Museum facility which is host to various artefacts, memorabilia and great sporting moments was received with awe and applause from our city leaders, tourism bodies, media and sporting community.
“We finally have a place and a home to celebrate our sporting heroes from all codes of sports. This museum does not only add to the commercial success of the stadium but helps us celebrate sporting excellence in our city, province and in our country.” Deputy Executive Mayor, Mr. Thsonono Buyeye.
MBDA CEO, Mr. Ashraf Adam highlighted that we must look beyond big sporting matches and help fulfill our purpose as a place of unity that help serve our communities. “We are extremely proud of the stadium team that worked under challenging conditions to make the sports museum a reality. The facility is a source of pride for the sporting community of the Eastern Cape.”
“We are thankful that with the support of our city leadership and dedicated stadium team, we can continue to give back to our precious asset. With the recent launch of various technology and digitally focused initiatives, we have managed to unlock global partnerships that will help us continue to innovate and to bring value to our communities,” Stadium Manager, Mr. Mpho Mokonyama.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Sports Museum has created a new experience for you to enjoy on your visit to Nelson Mandela Bay as it is a place like no other in the Eastern Cape. It will encourage you to ‘stay another day’ as mentioned by Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Chairperson, Mr. Shaun van Eyk. Unlocking new doors and uniting our communities continues to be the purpose of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. We look forward to welcoming you. The Sports Museum officially opens to the public on 7 June 2021.
Issued by: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
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