Eden Park is thrilled to announce, in partnership with TEG Live, that New Zealand’s national stadium will host an exhibition dedicated to the legendary Nelson Mandela later this year.
Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition opened at 10am on Saturday 13 April at our iconic stadium, where in 1981 flour bombs were dropped in protest at the Apartheid regime and the ongoing imprisonment of the future South African president.
When the red flares descended onto Eden Park back in 1981 to a packed stadium, it cemented a piece of history, right here in Kingsland. Eden Park now holds a continual link with what is commonly referred to as the ‘apartheid test’ and the world events that followed. This significant event is just part of the 116-year story that forms the stadium’s history books.
Eden Park looks forward to welcoming the exhibition directly from its inaugural event in Melbourne and hosting it for four months before it continues on a five-year worldwide tour.
CEO Nick Sautner says, “Eden Park is a community asset and our team is committed to greater utilisation of the stadium and its facilities for the benefit of the local and wider community. We are certain a wide array of individuals, young and old, will love MANDELA: MY LIFE THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION and we can’t wait to share it with our members, partners, sponsors, local schools, community groups, Government, Auckland Council and friends of the Park.”
The TEG Live exhibition, in collaboration with iEC Exhibitions and Museums Victoria, will be held in the Hall of Legends/Museum in the North Stand where over 200 original artefacts, documents, personal items and artworks from The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Nelson Mandela’s private collection will be featured. The exhibition will arrive directly from its inaugural event in Melbourne and will run from Saturday 13 April until Sunday 4 August before continuing on its five-year worldwide tour.