With a human potential dispersed in the 54 countries of Africa, the black continent has managed to demonstrate a remarkable interest in the sport-king, football. Despite the poverty found in Africa, some countries have still managed to acquire impressive infrastructure, including modern stadiums, which have nothing to envy to those of other continents. Discover the top 10 biggest stadiums in Africa.
1- FNB Stadium (South Africa)
This stadium is the largest in Africa. It is located in the South African capital, Johannesburg. It has a capacity of 94 700 places. South Africa’s national football team and Kaizer Chiefs FC share this stage.
2- Borg El Arab Stadium (Egypt)
The second largest stadium in Africa is located in Egypt, in the city of Alexandria. It has a capacity of 86 000 places and is only reserved for the national selection of Egypt football.
3- Martyrs Stadium (DR Congo)
The Martyrs Stadium is the third largest stadium in Africa. It is located in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa and houses the matches of the national team of DR Congo. This stadium has 80 000 places.
4- Cairo International Stadium (Egypt)
Egypt is home to the fourth largest stadium in Africa. The international stadium in Cairo has a capacity of 74,100. The resident teams are Al-Ahly, Zamalek and the Egyptian football team.
5- Stade Mohamed V (Morocco)
The Mohamed V stadium is named after the King of Morocco. It is located in Casablanca and has a capacity of 67,000 places. The Morocco football team, Raja Casablanca and Wydad Casablanca share this stage.
6- The Stadium of July 5, 1962 (Algeria)
With a capacity of 64,000 seats, the stadium of July 5, 1962 is shared by the national team of Algeria, MC Alger and USM Algiers. The stadium is in Algiers.
7- Ellis Park Stadium (South Africa)
Ellis Park Stadium has a seating capacity of 62,500. The city of Johannesburg is home to the 7th largest stadium in Africa. The resident teams are: Lions, Golden Lions, South Africa Rugby Union Team.
8- Abuja Stadium (Nigeria)
Located in the city of Abuja, the 8th largest stadium in Africa is located in Abuja and has a capacity of 60,500 seats. Only the Nigerian football team has access to it.
9- Olympic Stadium Radès (Tunisia)
The matches that take place in this stadium are those of the Tunisian football team. The 9th stadium in this top is located in Rades with a capacity of 60,000 places.
10- Léopold-Sédar-Senghor Stadium (Senegal)
It is with a capacity of 60,000 seats that the Léopold-Sedar-Senghor stadium, located in Dakar, closes the march of this top of the largest stadiums in Africa. Two teams share this stage. Senegal football team and ASC Jeanne d’Arc.