List of African stadiums by capacity

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The following is an incomplete list of sports stadiums in Africa. They are in order by their capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators the stadium can accommodate. Most large stadiums in Africa are used for football (soccer), with some also used for athletics and rugby union. Currently all African stadiums with a capacity of 25,000 or more are included. Soccer City in Johannesburg is currently the largest stadium in Africa since its capacity was increased to 94,700 for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This event, which took place in June–July, was the first time an African country has hosted the World Cup. The Olympic Games have never been staged in Africa.

At a construction cost of $600 million, the Cape Town Stadium, located in the legislative capital of South Africa is the most expensive stadium in Africa. The stadium, which is often referred to as the “Green Point Stadium” because it sits on the piece land that previously housed the Green Point stadium, was constructed by an indigenous company, Murray & Roberts Construction Company.[1]

Current stadiums[edit]

Capacity of 25,000 or more[edit]

Stadium Capacity City Country Home Team/s
FNB Stadium 94,736 Johannesburg  South Africa South Africa national football team, Kaizer Chiefs FC
Borg El Arab Stadium 86,000 Alexandria  Egypt Egypt national football team
Stade des Martyrs 80,000 Kinshasa  DR Congo DR Congo national football team
Cairo International Stadium 74,100 Cairo  Egypt Egypt national football team, Al Ahly, El Zamalek
Stade Mohamed V 67,000 Casablanca  Morocco Morocco, Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca
July 5 Stadium 64,000 Algiers  Algeria Algeria national football team, MC Alger, USM Alger
Ellis Park Stadium 62,567 Johannesburg  South Africa Lions, Golden Lions, South Africa national rugby team
Abuja Stadium 60,491 Abuja  Nigeria Nigeria national football team
Stade 7 November 60,000 Radès  Tunisia Tunisia national football team
Stade Municipal de Kintélé 60,000 Brazzaville  Congo Congo national football team
Bahir Dar Stadium 60,000 Bahir Dar  Ethiopia Ethiopia national football team
Tanzania National Main Stadium 60,000 Dar es Salaam  Tanzania Tanzania national football team
Stade Leopold Senghor 60,000 Dakar  Senegal Senegal national football team, ASC Jeanne d'Arc
Moi International Sports Centre 60,000 Nairobi  Kenya Kenya national football team
Heroes National Stadium 60,000 Lusaka  Zambia Zambia national football team
National Sports Stadium 60,000 Harare  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe national football team
Odi Stadium 60,000 Mabopane  South Africa Garankuwa United
May 19 Stadium 56,000 Annaba  Algeria USM Annaba
Moses Mabhida Stadium 56,000 Durban  South Africa AmaZulu F.C.
Cape Town Stadium 55,000 Cape Town  South Africa Ajax Cape Town
Kings Park Stadium 52,000 Durban  South Africa Sharks, Sharks (Currie Cup), South Africa national rugby team
Stade Moulay Abdellah 52,000 Rabat  Morocco AS FAR, Morocco
Loftus Versfeld Stadium 51,762 Pretoria  South Africa Bulls, Blue Bulls, South Africa national rugby team
Newlands Stadium 51,100 Cape Town  South Africa Stormers, Western Province, South Africa national rugby team
June 11 Stadium 50,000 Tripoli  Libya Libya, Al-Ahly, Al-Ittihad, Al Madina Tripoli
Estádio 11 de Novembro 50,000 Luanda  Angola Angola national football team, Petro Luanda
Stade 26 mars 50,000 Bamako  Mali Mali, Stade Malien
Nongo Stadium 50,000 Conakry  Guinea Guinea national football team
Stade Tata Raphaël 50,000 Kinshasa  DR Congo AS Vita Club, DC Motema Pembe
Levy Mwanawasa Stadium 49,800 Ndola  Zambia Zambia national football team, ZESCO United F.C.
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 48,459 Port Elizabeth  South Africa Southern Kings, Eastern Province Elephants, South Africa Sevens
Peter Mokaba Stadium 46,000 Polokwane  South Africa South Africa national football team
Free State Stadium 46,000 Bloemfontein  South Africa Cheetahs, Free State Cheetahs, South Africa national rugby team
Stade Adrar 45,480 Agadir  Morocco Hassania Agadir
Stade de Marrakech 45,240 Marrakech  Morocco Kawkab Marrakech
Mandela National Stadium 45,202[1] Kampala  Uganda Uganda Revenue Authority FC, Uganda Police FC, Uganda Cranes National Team
Stade El Menzah 45,000 Tunis  Tunisia Espérance de Tunis, Club Africain
February 24 Stadium 45,000 Sidi Bel Abbes  Algeria USM Bel-Abbès
Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium 45,000 Constantine  Algeria CS Constantine, MO Constantine
Stade Ibn Batouta 45,000 Tanger  Morocco Ittihad de Tanger
Fez Stadium 45,000 Fes  Morocco Maghreb Fez
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny 45,000 Abidjan  Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
Lagos National Stadium 45,000 Lagos  Nigeria Abandoned in 2004
Al-Merrikh Stadium 43,000 Omdurman  Sudan Sudan, Al-Merrikh
Estádio da Machava 42,000 Maputo  Mozambique Mozambique national football team
Estádio do Zimpeto 42,000 Maputo  Mozambique 2011 All-Africa Games
Royal Bafokeng Stadium 42,000 Rustenburg  South Africa Platinum Stars
Bingu National Stadium 40,090[2] Lilongwe  Malawi Malawi national football team
Mbombela Stadium 40,929 Nelspruit  South Africa Bidvest Wits FC
Baba Yara Stadium 40,528 Kumasi  Ghana Asante Kotoko, King Faisal Babes
Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo 40,122 Yaoundé  Cameroon Canon Yaoundé, Tonnerre Yaoundé
Egyptian Army Stadium 40,000 Suez  Egypt Egypt
Ahmed Zabana Stadium 40,000 Oran  Algeria MC Oran, Algeria national rugby team
Rouibah Hocine Stadium 40,000 Jijel  Algeria JS Djijel
Kamazu Stadium 40,000 Blantyre  Malawi Malawi national football team
March 28 Stadium 40,000 Benghazi  Libya Libya, Al-Ahly, Al-Nasr, Al Tahaddy
Accra Sports Stadium 40,000 Accra  Ghana Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, Great Olympics
Stade d'Angondjé 40,000 Libreville  Gabon Gabon national football team
Stade du 4-Août 40,000 Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, Etoile Filante Ouagadougou
Thohoyandou Stadium 40,000 Thohoyandou  South Africa Black Leopards
Orlando Stadium 40,000 Soweto  South Africa Orlando Pirates
Barbourfields Stadium 40,000 Bulawayo  Zimbabwe Highlanders F.C.
Civo Stadium 40,000 Lilongwe  Malawi CIVO United
Estádio da Cidadela 40,000 Luanda  Angola Petro Atletico, Sport Luanda e Benfica, Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto
Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium 38,000 Port Harcourt  Nigeria Dolphins FC
Johannesburg Stadium 37,500 Johannesburg  South Africa Orlando Pirates
National Stadium (Sierra Leone) 36,000 Freetown  Sierra Leone Sierra Leone national football team, East End Lions, Mighty Blackpool, Ports Authority F.C.
Estadio de Bata 35,700 Bata  Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea national football team
Arab Contractors Stadium 35,000 Cairo  Egypt Al-Mokawloon al-Arab
Stade Bouaké 35,000 Bouaké  Ivory Coast ASC Bouaké
Mustapha Tchaker Stadium 35,000 Blida  Algeria USM Blida, Algeria national football team
Al-Hilal Stadium 35,000 Omdurman  Sudan Al-Hilal
CCM Kirumba Stadium 35,000 Mwanza  Tanzania Toto African
Charles Mopeli Stadium 35,000 Phuthaditjhaba  South Africa Free State Stars
Honneur Stadium 35,000 Oujda  Morocco Mouloudia Oujda
Pietersburg Stadium 35,000 Polokwane  South Africa Ria Stars
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium 35,000 Katsina  Nigeria Katsina United
Rufaro Stadium 35,000 Harare  Zimbabwe Dynamos FC
Stade de l'Amitié 35,000 Cotonou  Benin Benin national football team
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny 35,000 Abidjan  Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
Mogadishu Stadium 35,000 Mogadishu  Somalia Somalia national football team
Stade Général Seyni Kountché 35,000 Niamey  Niger Sahel SC
National Complex (Liberia) 35,000 Monrovia  Liberia Liberia national football team
Stade Municipal de Lubumbashi 35,000 Lubumbashi  DR Congo TP Mazembe
Complexo da Sr. da Graça 35,000 Benguela  Angola Primeiro de Maio
Wanderers Stadium 34,000 Johannesburg  South Africa Highveld Lions cricket team, Transvaal cricket team, South Africa national cricket team
Athlone Stadium 34,000 Cape Town  South Africa Chippa United, Santos Cape Town
EPRU Stadium 33,852 Port Elizabeth  South Africa Bay United FC
Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat 33,037 Brazzaville  Congo CARA Brazzaville, Etoile du Congo
Addis Abeba Stadium 33,000 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia Saint-George SA
Olympia Stadium 32,000 Rustenburg  South Africa South Africa national football team, South Africa national rugby team
August 20, 1955 Stadium 30,000 Skikda  Algeria JSM Skikda
Ahmed Kaïd Stadium 30,000 Tiaret  Algeria JSM Tiaret
Stade Tahar Zoughari 30,000 Relizane  Algeria RC Relizane
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium 30,000 Uyo  Nigeria Nigeria national football team, Akwa United
Jalingo City Stadium 30,000 Jalingo  Nigeria Taraba FC
Stade Amahoro 30,000 Kigali  Rwanda Amavubi
Nyayo National Stadium 30,000 Nairobi  Kenya Kenya national football team, A.F.C. Leopards, Sofapaka
Stade de Kégué 30,000 Lomé  Togo Togo national football team
Independence Stadium (Bakau) 30,000 Bakau  Gambia Gambia national football team
Rand Stadium 30,000 Johannesburg  South Africa South Africa national football team, Kaizer Chiefs FC
Stade Municipal (Ouagadougou) 30,000 Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso Santos Football Club
Stade Municipal (Bobo Dioulasso) 30,000 Bobo-Dioulasso  Burkina Faso Association Sportive des Fonctionnaires de Bobo, Racing Club de Bobo
Stade de la Réunification 30,000 Douala  Cameroon Union Douala, Les Astres FC
Bani Ebid Stadium 30,000 Bani Ebid  Egypt [[Egypt|Beni Ebeid
Al Salam Stadium 30,000 Cairo  Egypt El Entag El Harby
30 June Stadium 30,000 Cairo  Egypt Egypt national football team
Independence Stadium (Zambia) 30,000 Lusaka  Zambia Green Buffaloes, Zambia national football team
Stade Cheikh Laaghdef 30,000 El Aaiún  Morocco Jeunesse Massira
Nakivubo Stadium 30,000 Kampala  Uganda Simba FC, KCCA FC
Stade Larbi Zaouli 30,000 Casablanca  Morocco Tihad Sportif Casablanca
Abebe Bikila Stadium 30,000 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia Dedebit F.C.
Ghazl El Mahalla Stadium 29,000 Ghazl El Mahalla  Egypt Ghazl El Mahalla SC
Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium 28,900 Pretoria  South Africa Supersport United, Mamelodi Sundowns
Stade Olympique de Sousse 28,000 Sousse  Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Military Academy Stadium 28,000 Cairo  Egypt Egypt national football team
Francistown Stadium 27,000 Francistown  Botswana Botswana national football team, TAFIC
Botswana National Stadium 25,000 Gaborone  Botswana Township Rollers, Gaborone United
Stade de Franceville 25,000 Franceville  Gabon Gabon national football team
Stade Messaoud Zougar 25,000 El Eulma  Algeria MC El Eulma
Stade 8 Mai 1945 25,000 Sétif  Algeria ES Sétif
Stade du 28 Septembre 25,000 Conakry  Guinea Guinea national football team
U. J. Esuene Stadium 25,000 Calabar  Nigeria Calabar Rovers
Obafemi Awolowo Stadium 25,000 Ibadan  Nigeria Nigeria national football team
Civo Stadium 25,000 Lilongwe  Malawi Civo United
Stade Modibo Kéïta 25,000 Bamako  Mali AS Real Bamako
Stade Charles de Gaulle 25,000 Porto-Novo  Benin AS Dragons FC de l'Ouémé
Independence Stadium (Namibia) 25,000 Windhoek  Namibia Namibia national football team
PAM Brink Stadium 25,000 Gauteng  South Africa Orlando Pirates
Kingsmead Cricket Ground 25,000 Durban  South Africa Dolphins (cricket team)
Newlands Cricket Ground 25,000 Cape Town  South Africa Cape Cobras
HM Pitje Stadium 25,000 Tshwane  South Africa South Africa national football team
Awassa Kenema Stadium 25,000 Awassa  Ethiopia Awassa City FC
Bo Stadium 25,000 Bo  Sierra Leone Bo Rangers, Nepean Stars

Other Stadiums hosted main competitions[edit]

Stadium Capacity City Country Home Team/s Competition
Khartoum Stadium 23,000 Khartoum  Sudan Al Khartoum SC 1957 Africa Cup of Nations / 1970 Africa Cup of Nations / 2011 African Nations Championship
Haras El Hodoud Stadium 21,650 Alexandria  Egypt Haras El Hodoud SC 2006 Africa Cup of Nations / 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Tamale Stadium 21,017 Tamale  Ghana Real Tamale United 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium 20,088 Sekondi-Takoradi  Ghana Sekondi Hasaacas FC 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet 20,000 Monastir  Tunisia US Monastir 2004 Africa Cup of Nations
Stade 15 Octobre 20,000 Bizerte  Tunisia CA Bizertin 2001 Mediterranean Games / 2004 Africa Cup of Nations
Stade d'Oyem 20,000 Oyem  Gabon Gabon national football team 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Stade de Port-Gentil 20,000 Port-Gentil  Gabon Gabon national football team 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Estádio Nacional do Chiazi 20,000 Cabinda  Angola Angola national football team 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
Estádio Nacional da Tundavala 20,000 Lubango  Angola Angola national football team 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
Alexandria Stadium 19,676 Alexandria  Egypt Al Ittihad Alexandria Club, Smouha SC 1986 Africa Cup of Nations / 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
Stade Taïeb Mhiri 18,000 Sfax  Tunisia CS Sfaxien 2004 Africa Cup of Nations
Stade Chedly Zouiten 18,000 Tunis  Tunisia Stade Tunisien 1965 Africa Cup of Nations / 1994 Africa Cup of Nations / 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship
Al Masry Club Stadium 17,000 Port Said  Egypt Al-Masry SC 2006 Africa Cup of Nations / 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Sani Abacha Stadium 16,000 Kano  Nigeria Kano Pillars 2000 African Cup of Nations / 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo 15,250 Malabo  Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea national football team 2012 Africa Cup of Nations / 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
Ismailia Stadium 15,000 Ismailia  Egypt Ismaily SC 2006 Africa Cup of Nations / 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Under construction[edit]

The following is a list of African stadiums which are currently under construction and will have a capacity of 20,000 or more.

Stadium Capacity City Country Tenant(s) Opening
Grand Stade de Casablanca 93,000 Casablanca  Morocco Morocco, Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca 2025
Al Ahly SC Stadium 60,000 Cairo  Egypt Al Ahly TBD
Stade National de la Côte d’Ivoire 60,000 Abidjan  Ivory Coast Ivory Coast national football team 2019
Paul Biya Stadium 60,000 Yaoundé  Cameroon Cameroon national football team 2018
National Stadium 60,000 Tema  Ghana Ghana national football team 2022
Addis Ababa National Stadium 60,000 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia Ethiopia national football team, Saint George FC 2019
Stade Abdelkader Khalef 50,000 Tizi Ouzou  Algeria JS Kabylie 2018
Japoma Stadium 50,000 Douala  Cameroon Union Douala, New Star de Douala, Astres FC 2019
New Sétif Stadium 50,000 Sétif  Algeria ES Sétif 2022
Wadi Al Rabi Stadium 50,000 Tripoli  Libya Libya national football team TBD
Stade Olympique de Sousse 49,000 Sousse  Tunisia ES Sahel 2019
Stade de Casablanca II 46,000 Casablanca  Morocco Morocco 2024
Stade de Marrakech II 46,000 Marrakech  Morocco Morocco 2024
Stade de Meknès 46,000 Meknès  Morocco COD Meknès 2024
El Jadida Stadium 46,000 El Jadida  Morocco Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi 2024
Grand Stade de Nador 46,000 Nador  Morocco Fath Riadi de Nador 2024
Grand Stade de Ouarzazate 46,000 Ouarzazate  Morocco CSM Ouarzazate 2024
Grand Stade Tetouan 45,600 Tétouan  Morocco Moghreb Tétouan 2022
Grand Stade d'Oujda 45,400 Oujda  Morocco MC Oujda 2022
Abdelkader Fréha Stadium 40,143 Oran  Algeria MC Oran 2018
Stade Omar Bongo 40,000 Libreville  Gabon Gabon national football team, FC 105 Libreville 2018
Abdelhamid Kermali Stadium 40,000 Baraki  Algeria USM El Harrach 2018
Douera Sportpark Stadium 40,000 Douéra  Algeria Algeria national football team 2021
Grand Stade de Sfax 40,000 Sfax  Tunisia CS Sfaxien 2021
Grand complexe sportif Chlef 40,000 Chlef  Algeria ASO Chlef 2020
New Al Hoceima Stadium 40,000 Al Hoceima  Morocco Chabab Rif Al Hoceima TBD
Complexe sportif de Côte d'Or 30,000 Highlands  Mauritius Mauritius national football team 2019
Al Kremiah Stadium 25,000 Tripoli  Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli TBD
Murbat Stadium 21,442 Misrata  Libya Asswehly SC TBD
Stade de Korhogo 20,000 Korhogo  Ivory Coast Ivory Coast national football team 2021
Stade de San Pédro 20,000 San Pédro  Ivory Coast Séwé FC 2021
Stade de Yamoussoukro 20,000 Yamoussoukro  Ivory Coast Société Omnisports de l'Armée 2021
New Sig Stadium 20,000 Sig  Algeria CC Sig 2018
Victoria Falls Cricket Stadium 12,000 Victoria Falls  Zimbabwe Matabeleland Tuskers 2022

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