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 30,000 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.

Rank Stadium Capacity City Country Home Team/s
1 FNB Stadium 94,736 Johannesburg  South Africa South Africa national football team
2 Borg El Arab Stadium 86,000 Alexandria  Egypt Egypt national football team
3 Stade des Martyrs 80,000 Kinshasa  DR Congo DR Congo national football team
4 Stade 5 Juillet 1962 80,000[1] Algiers  Algeria Algeria national football team, MC Algiers
5 Cairo International Stadium 74,100 Cairo  Egypt Egypt national football team, Al-Ahly, El Zamalek
6 Stade Mohamed V 67,000 Casablanca  Morocco Morocco, Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca
7 June 11 Stadium 65,000 Tripoli  Libya Libya, Al-Ahly, Al-Ittihad, Al Madina Tripoli
8 Ellis Park Stadium 62,567 Johannesburg  South Africa Lions, Golden Lions, Wanderers Cricket Club, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
9 Abuja Stadium 60,491 Abuja  Nigeria Nigeria national football team
10 Stade Olympique de Radès 60,000 Radès  Tunisia Tunisia national football team
11 Tanzania National Main Stadium 60,000 Dar es Salaam  Tanzania Tanzania national football team
12 Stade Leopold Senghor 60,000 Dakar  Senegal Senegal national football team, ASC Jeanne d'Arc
13 Moi International Sports Centre 60,000 Nairobi  Kenya Kenya national football team
14 National Sports Stadium (Zimbabwe) 60,000 Harare  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe national football team
15 Odi Stadium 60,000 Mabopane  South Africa Garankuwa United
16 Stade 19 Mai 1956 56,000 Annaba  Algeria USM Annaba
17 Amakhosi Stadium 55,000 Krugersdorp  South Africa Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
18 Cape Town Stadium 55,000 Cape Town  South Africa Ajax Cape Town
19 Stade Moulay Abdellah 55,000 Rabat  Morocco Morocco, FAR
20 Moses Mabhida Stadium 54,000 Durban  South Africa AmaZulu F.C.
21 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo 52,000 Yaoundé  Cameroon Canon Yaoundé, Tonnerre Yaoundé
Kings Park Stadium 52,000 Durban  South Africa Sharks, Natal Sharks, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
23 Loftus Versfeld Stadium 51,762 Pretoria  South Africa Bulls, Blue Bulls, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
24 Newlands Stadium 51,100 Cape Town  South Africa Stormers, Western Province, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
25 March 28 Stadium 50,000 Benghazi  Libya Libya, Al-Ahly, Nasr, Al Tahaddy Benghazi
26 Estádio 11 de Novembro 50,000 Luanda  Angola Angola national football team, Petro Luanda
27 Stade Abdelkader Khalef 50,000 Tizi Ouzou  Algeria JS Kabylie
28 New Sétif Stadium 50,000 Sétif  Algeria ES Sétif
30 Stade 26 mars 50,000 Bamako  Mali Stade Malien
31 Heroes National Stadium 50,000 Lusaka  Zambia Zambia national football team
32 Stade Amahoro 50,000 Kigali  Rwanda Amavubi
33 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium 49,800 Ndola  Zambia Zambia national football team, ZESCO United F.C.
34 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 48,459 Port Elizabeth  South Africa Southern Kings, Eastern Province Kings; also hosts South Africa Sevens rugby tournament
35 Peter Mokaba Stadium 46,000 Polokwane  South Africa
36 Mandela National Stadium 45,202[2] Kampala  Uganda Uganda Revenue Authority FC
Uganda Police FC
Uganda Cranes National Team
37 Suez Canal Stadium 45,000 Suez  Egypt Petrojet
Fez Stadium 45,000 Fes  Morocco Maghreb Fez
Stade 24 Fevrier 1956 45,000 Sidi Bel Abbes  Algeria USM Bel-Abbès
Free State Stadium 45,000 Mangaung/Bloemfontein  South Africa Cheetahs, Free State Cheetahs, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
Stade El Menzah 45,000 Tunis  Tunisia Club Africain, Espérance Sportive de Tunis
Stade d'Agadir 45,000 Agadir  Morocco Hassania Agadir
Stade de Marrakech 45,000 Marrakech  Morocco Kawkab Marrakech
Stade Ibn Batouta 45,000 Tanger  Morocco Ittihad de Tanger
45 Mbombela Stadium 44,000 Nelspruit  South Africa Bidvest Wits FC
46 Estádio da Machava 42,000 Maputo  Mozambique Mozambique national football team
Royal Bafokeng Stadium 42,000 Rustenburg  South Africa Platinum Stars
Estádio do Zimpeto 42,000 Maputo  Mozambique 2011 All-Africa Games
49 Baba Yara Stadium 40,528 Kumasi  Ghana Asante Kotoko, King Faisal Babes
50 Lagos National Stadium 40,000 Lagos  Nigeria some Nigeria matches
Mubarak International Stadium 40,000 Giza  Egypt Egypt
Stade Chahid Hamlaoui 40,000 Constantine  Algeria CS Constantine
Stade Ahmed Zabana 40,000 Oran  Algeria MC Oran
Kamazu Stadium 40,000 Blantyre  Malawi Malawi
March 28 Stadium 40,000 Benghazi  Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi, Al-Nasr Benghazi, Al Tahaddy Benghazi, some Libya matches
Accra Sports Stadium 40,000 Accra  Ghana Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, Great Olympics
Stade Omar Bongo 40,000 Libreville  Gabon FC 105 Libreville
Stade d'Angondjé 40,000 Angondjé  Gabon Gabon national football team
Thohoyandou Stadium 40,000 Thohoyandou  South Africa Black Leopards
Orlando Stadium 40,000 Johannesburg  South Africa Orlando Pirates
Barbourfields Stadium 40,000 Bulawayo  Zimbabwe Highlanders F.C.
Civo Stadium 40,000 Lilongwe  Malawi CIVO United
Grand Stade d'Alger 40,000 Baraki  Algeria Algeria national football team
Olympic Stadium of Oran 40,000 Oran  Algeria MC Oran, Algeria national football team
Douera Sportpark Stadium 40,000 Douera  Algeria -
66 Johannesburg Stadium 37,500 Johannesburg  South Africa Orlando Pirates
67 Free State Stadium 36,538 Bloemfontein  South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic, Free State Cheetahs, Central Cheetahs
68 Estadio de Bata 35,700 Bata  Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea national football team
69 Mogadiscio Stadium 35,000 Mogadishu  Somalia local Teams
Arab Contractors Stadium 35,000 Cairo  Egypt Al-Mokawloon al-Arab
Stade Mustapha Tchaker 35,000 Blida  Algeria USM Blida, Algeria national football team
CCM Kirumba Stadium 35,000 Mwanza  Tanzania Toto African
Charles Mopeli Stadium 35,000 Phuthaditjhaba  South Africa some Free State Stars matches
Estádio da Cidadela 35,000 Luanda  Angola Petro Atletico, Sport Luanda e Benfica, Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto
Honneur Stadium 35,000 Oujda  Morocco Mouloudia Oujda
Pietersburg Stadium 35,000 Polokwane  South Africa none; formerly Ria Stars
Rufaro Stadium 35,000 Harare  Zimbabwe local teams
Stade de l'Amitié 35,000 Cotonou  Benin Benin national football team
Stade du 4-Août 35,000 Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso Etoile Filante Ouagadougou
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny 35,000 Abidjan  Côte d'Ivoire ASEC Mimosas
Stade Général Seyni Kountché 35,000 Niamey  Niger Sahel SC
Stade Municipal de Lubumbashi 35,000 Lubumbashi  DR Congo TP Mazembe
Complexo da Sr. da Graça 35,000 Benguela  Angola Primeiro de Maio
Stade de Franceville 35,000 Franceville  Gabon Gabon national football team
85 Wanderers Stadium 34,000 Johannesburg  South Africa Highveld Lions cricket team, Transvaal cricket team, some South Africa national cricket team matches
86 EPRU Stadium 33,852 Port Elizabeth  South Africa no current tenants; used for many local club and age-grade rugby events
87 Addis Abeba Stadium 33,000 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia Saint-George SA
88 Olympia Stadium 32,000 Rustenburg  South Africa some local teams matches
89 Stade Olympique de Sousse 30,000 Sousse  Tunisia Étoile Sahel
Stade Taïeb Mhiri 30,000 Sfax  Tunisia CS Sfaxien
National Stadium (Sierra Leone) 30,000 Freetown  Sierra Leone Sierra Leone national football team, East End Lions, Mighty Blackpool, Ports Authority F.C.
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
Stade Municipal (Bobo Dioulasso) 30,000 Bobo-Dioulasso  Burkina Faso Association Sportive des Fonctionnaires de Bobo, Racing Club de Bobo
National Complex (Liberia) 30,000 Monrovia  Liberia Multi-use
Stade de la Réunification 30,000 Douala  Cameroon Union Douala, Les Astres FC
Stade Ahmed Kaïd 30,000 Tiaret  Algeria JSM Tiaret
Stade Tata Raphaël 30,000 Kinshasa  DR Congo some Kinshasa clubs matches
Bani Ebid Stadium 30,000 Bani Ebid  Egypt Bani Ebeid Club
Independence Stadium (Zambia) 30,000 Lusaka  Zambia Green Buffaloes, Zambia national football team
Stade Cheikh Laaghdef 30,000 El Aaiún  Morocco Jeunesse Massira
Stade Larbi Zaouli 30,000 Casablanca  Morocco Tihad Sportif Casablanca
Abebe Bikila Stadium 30,000 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia Dedebit F.C.
Akwa Ibom Stadium 30,000 Akwa Ibom  Nigeria some Nigeria matches

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stade 5 Juillet 1962". Algerie Presse Service. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  2. ^ Nelson Mandela National Stadium With Capacity of 45,202
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