Grand Stade de Casablanca

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Grand Stade de Casablanca
Location Casablanca, Morocco
Coordinates 33°32′10″N 7°30′40″W / 33.536109°N 7.511156°W / 33.536109; -7.511156Coordinates: 33°32′10″N 7°30′40″W / 33.536109°N 7.511156°W / 33.536109; -7.511156
Owner Raja Casablanca
Wydad Casablanca
Morocco national football team
Capacity 80,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2012
Opened 2015
Architect SPACE Group Co Ltd
Tenants
Raja Casablanca
Wydad Casablanca
Morocco national football team

Grand Stade de Casablanca is a proposed title of the planned football stadium to be built in Casablanca, Morocco. Once completed in 2014, it will be used mostly for football matches and will serve as the home of Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca and the Morocco national football team. The stadium was designed with a capacity of 80,000 spectators, making it the third-highest capacity stadium for football in Africa. Once completed, it will replace Stade Mohamed V.

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The initial idea of the stadium was for the World Cup in 2010, for which Morocco lost their bid to South Africa. Nevertheless, the Moroccan government supported the decision to go ahead with the plans. This included five major stadiums across the country, including Stade de Tanger, Stade de Marrakech and two more in the major cities of Agadir and Fes. Grand Stade De Casablanca will be the largest. It will be the last to be completed, in 2014, ready for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which will be hosted by Morocco.

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