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Top 5 largest Stadiums In Africa

Africa has some amazing stadia. A portion of the stadiums in Africa are ranked top in the World’s largest stadiums. Some of the stadiums are best in class and meet the 21st century benchmarks.

Here are top 5 Largest Stadiums in Africa as at 2016.

5) Stade des Martyrs – Capacity: 80,000

Taking the place of former Democratic Republic of the Congo’ National Stadium, the Stade Tata Raphael, Stade des Martyrs has a capacity of 80,000. Situated in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it is the home stadium of the AS Vita Club, National Team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the DC Motema Pembe of Championship Democratic Republic of the Congo football.

Stade des Martyrs

4) Grand Stade de Casablanca – Capacity: 80,000

With a capacity of 80,000, Grand Stade de Casablanca is one of the biggest stadiums in Africa. It is situated in Casablanca, Morocco. It is newly built to replace Stade Mohamed V. It is home to Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca and the Morocco national football team.

Grand Stade de Casablanca3) Stade 5 Juillet 1962 – Capacity: 85,000

This stadium was one of the two venues of the  African Cup of Nations held in 1990. It also hosted the 2000 African Championships in Athletics. It is the third largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 85,000. It was opened in 1972 by President Houari Boumediene. The name Stade 5 Juillet 1962 refers to 5 July 1962, the same day Algeria declared independence from France. It is also known as El Djezair Stadium, and it is located in Algiers, Algeria.

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Stade 5 Juillet 19622) Borg El Arab Stadium – Capacity: 86,000

The second largest in Africa, Borg El Arab Stadium is located in the Mediterranean Sea resort of Borg el Arab; 50 km west of Alexandria, Egypt. It has a capacity of 86,000. Its surrounding fence is 3km long. It has other different facilities aside sporting facilities such as an airstrip, health centers, elevators for both handicapped and normal persons, cabinets for broadcasters, cafeterias, etc.

Borg El Arab Stadium1) FNB Stadium (Soccer City) – Capacity: 94,736

The stadium which looks like an “African pot”  is situated in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The stadium underwent a huge renovation with a whopping R1.5 billion in readiness for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94,736. The stadium was where Nelson Mandela made his first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison in 1990. Mandela’s memorial service was also held in this stadium.

 

FNB Stadium

 

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