10 World Class Football Stadiums In Africa

Here is a list of the ten finest football stadiums built in Africa (according to Africa.com), taking into account the capacity, attractiveness, comfort, and ability to host the world’s greatest sporting events.

Soccer City Stadium (South Africa)

Soccer City Stadium (South Africa)

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, Soccer City Stadium is currently the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94,700 seats. This stadium, also known as FNB Stadium (First National Bank Stadium), was built in 1987 in the province of Gauteng. It was the main stadium to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Borj Al Arab Stadium (Egypt)

Borj Al Arab Stadium (Egypt)

Located 25 kilometers west of Alexandria Egypt, the Borj Al Arab Stadium is a multi-purpose sports stadium. It is the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest in the continent (after Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium). It was open for local and international tournaments in 2007, and has a capacity of 86,000.

Moses Mabhida Stadium (South Africa)

Moses Mabhida Stadium (South Africa)

This stadium was named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. Its located in Durban, close to the Indian Ocean Promenade with a capacity of 70,000 seats. The design, was inspired by the national flag of the country (with symbolis like “unity”…).

Cape Town Stadium (South Africa)

Cape Town Stadium (South Africa)

The Cape Town Stadium is located in Cape Town, South Africa. It stands in the neighbourhood of Green Point, between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean near the downtown area and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront touristic area. It is dedicated to rugby and football games with a capacity of 69,070 seats. This stadium remains one of the most beautiful sportive monuments in Africa. It officially opened on December 14, 2009.

Abuja National Stadium (Nigeria)

Abuja National Stadium (Nigeria)

The Abuja National Stadium is located in Abuja, Nigeria, and it is the home of the national team of Nigeria. With 60,491 seats, the stadium was constructed to host the 8th edition of the African Games in 2003. This is considered one of the best stadiums in Africa.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (South Africa)

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (South Africa)

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth is one of five stadiums that were built entirely for the 2010 World Cup. The Stadium has a capacity of 46,000 seats and was one of the main stadiums to host the FIFA World Cup matches in 2010.

Peter Mokaba Stadium (South Africa)

Peter Mokaba Stadium (South Africa)

The Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane is one of the five stadiums that were built for the 2010 World Cup. The stadium, which was constructed in the capital of Limpopo province, was named after politician and activist Peter Mokaba (deceased). It has a capacity of 45,500 seats, and it is both a football and a rugby union stadium.

Mbombela Stadium (South Africa)

Mbombela Stadium (South Africa)

The Mbombela Stadium was built specifically for the 2010 FIFA World Cup on an open land, seven kilometers west of Mbombela, South Africa. The stadium takes its name from the local municipality of Mbombela in the Mpumalanga province which includes the town of Nelspruit. Mbombela means in SiSwati, “many people in little space”. The stadium has the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners, can allow up to 40,929 spectators.

Stade d’Angondjé (Gabon)

Stade d’Angondjé (Gabon)

Located in Libreville, Stade D’Angondjé (or Libreville Friendship Stadium), built by Shanghai Construction Group, it is a beautiful building with 40,000 seats. The stadium which is located in the Angondjé district, was the main stadium to host the African Cup of Nations in 2012 and 2017. The stadium of the Sino-Gabonese friendship is 320 meters long making it a 36,000 m2 metallic structure.

Chiazi National Stadium (Angola)

Chiazi National Stadium (Angola)

Located in Cabinda, Angola, the National Stadium of Chiazi is a multi-sport stadium, with a capacity of 20,000 seats. The stadium, has hosted the Africa Cup of Nations held in Angola in 2010, and is home to the Cabinda Football Club.

Source & full article on: Africa.com

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