10 Largest Stadiums in Africa (With Pictures)

Africans love sports, especially football. To prove this, lots of first class stadiums are built across the continent and these stadiums have contributed a great deal to the celebration of the round leather game in Africa. In this write-up, you will be informed about the top 10 largest stadiums in Africa.

FNB Stadium

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It is located in South Africa, Johannesburg to be precise. It can occupy up to 94,736 people at the same time.  This is the factor that makes it the biggest in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. The stadium is operated by Stadium Management South Africa. It consists of up to 195 executive suites. Its surface is natural grass.

The stadium was first opened in 1989 and it as expanded to its present size in 2009.  The construction cost the South African Government a to0tal of USD 440 million.

Borg El Arab Stadium

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Its capacity is 86,000, making it the second largest stadium in Africa.  It is located in Egypt in the city of Alexandria.  Its surface is grass and it was first opened for use in 2007, a year after it was commissioned.

The stadium is the largest in Egypt and it is the 27th largest stadium in the world.  It is located about 10 km from Borg El Arab Airport; that is, about 15 km from the center of the city.  The stadium has up to 4 large floodlights and only one of the stands gets covered by a roof.

The whole stadium is fenced round  and its parking space can occupy up to five thousand cars at the same time.

Stades des Martyrs

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The stadium is located in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.  It can sit up to 80,000 people at the same time, making it the third largest stadium in Africa.

Its surface is synthetic lawn. The stadium was built on the 14th of October, 1993. It was however opened to the general public on the 14th of September, 1994.  The stadium cost the government a total of USD 38,000,000.

Another name for the stadium is Martyrs of Pentecost Stadium.  Aside from being used for football, the stadium is equally used for athletic competitions and concerts.

Stade 5 Juillet 1962

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The stadium has a total capacity of 80,000. This makes it the fourth largest stadium in Africa.  It is located in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria. The stadium is managed by Ministry of Youth and Sports, Algeria.  The largest number of people that ever attended an event in this stadium was up to 110,000 at a time and that was on the 3

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The largest number of people that ever attended an event in this stadium was up to 110,000 at a time and that was on the 3rd of March 2010.  The surface of the stadium is AirFibr hybrid grass. It was built in 1970 and it was opened to the general public on the 17th of June, 1972; that is about 44 years ago.

Cairo International Stadium

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Its capacity is 74,100 and this makes it the 5th largest stadium in Africa.  The stadium is situated in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.  Some, however, counter that its capacity is up to 90,000. However, the stadium had recorded a total attendance of 130,000 once.

Its surface is of natural grass and it was built between 1955 and 1960. The stadium was open to the general public in 1960. Renovation works, however, took place in 2004. The stadium is built to Olympic standard and its uses are numerous.

The stadium is the 69th largest stadium in the world.  It is located in Nasr City, which is a northeastern suburb of Cairo.

Stade Mohamed V

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Sitting capacity in this stadium is 67,000. It is located in Casablanca, which is the capital city of Morocco.  Its former name was Stade Marcel Cerdan and the name was changed in 1956 to Stade D’honneur.

It was called by this new name till 1981 when the name was again changed to what it is called today.  The stadium is owned by the City of Casablanca and its surface is of grass.  It was opened to the general public on the 6th of March, 1955.

The stadium got its name after King Mohammed V of Morocco. The stadium had held many special sports events, like the 1983 Mediterranean Games and more.

Stade Moulay Abdellah

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The stadium has seating capacity of 65,000. It is located in Rabat, another popular city in morocco. The surface is of grass and it was one to the general public in 1983. It is a multipurpose stadium and it is named after Prince Moulay Abdellah of Morocco. It is used for both football and athletic events. The stadium would have been the venue for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations of Morocco had not been stripped of its hosting right.

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It is a multipurpose stadium and it is named after Prince Moulay Abdellah of Morocco. It is used for both football and athletic events. The stadium would have been the venue for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations of Morocco had not been stripped of its hosting right.

June 11 Stadium

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The stadium has a sitting capacity of 65,000. It is located in Tripoli, which is the capital city of Libya. Some claim that the capacity of the stadium is up to 80,000.

It was open to the general public in 1970.  This multipurpose stadium is used by the Libyan National Football team for its qualifying matches, both at African and international levels.  The stadium was the venue for the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations that was held in Libya.

The stadium equally hosted the 2002 Italian Supercup match that was played between Juventus and Parma, a game won by Juventus, 2-1.

Ellis Park Stadium

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The stadium has a total capacity of 62,567 and it is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Its former name was Coca-Cola Park, but the name was changed in 2012. The stadium is being operated by Ellis Park World of Sport. Its surface is of natural grass.

The stadium was opened in 1928 and was taken through various renovations in 2009. This was when it was expanded to its present capacity.  The stadium cost up to R40 million to build.

Bahir Dar Stadium

 

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The stadium has a total capacity of 60, 500 and it is located at Bahir Dar in Ethiopia.  Its surface is of grass and it was only opened recently in 2015.  It is a multipurpose stadium, but it is used mostly for football matches.  Its athletics facilities too are being frequently used.  It is

It is a multipurpose stadium, but it is used mostly for football matches.  Its athletics facilities too are being frequently used.  It is the largest stadium in Ethiopia.

 

 

 

 

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