Kings Park Stadium
|Address||Jacko Jackson Dr, Stamford Hill, Durban, 4025|
The Kings Park Stadium (the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium) is located in Durban, South Africa. When it was built in 1958, its capacity was only 12,000 people. In 1984, the stadium underwent serious renovation, and in several years, another renovation was conducted within preparation for the Rugby World Cup that took place in 1995.
Today, the stadium is able to host 52,000 people. It is the permanent home of The Sharks (a rugby team), The Natal Sharks (a rugby team), and the Golden Arrows (a soccer team). The venue has also been used by different soccer clubs and major football finals.
The Kings Park Stadium has been known under different names. Thus, from 2000 to 2010, the stadium was referred to as the ABSA Stadium. From 2011 to 2012, it was called Mr. Price Kings Park Stadium, and from 2013-2018, the stadium was known as Growthpoint Kings Park. Since March of 2018, the stadium has been called the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium. The names of the stadiums were changed due to sponsorship deals.
The Kings Park Stadium was one of the venues chosen for the Rugby World Cup that was held in 1995 in South Africa. It was also used for 3 pool games in Pool B. The stadium belongs to the metropolitan municipality eThekwini.