Stade d'Angondjé

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Stade d'Angondjé
Stade de l'Amitié Sino-Gabonaise
Location Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon
Broke ground 21 April 2010
Built 2011
Opened November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)
Main contractors Shanghai Construction
Capacity 40,000

The Stade d'Angondjé is a stadium in Angondjé, a suburb of Libreville in Gabon. It is referred to as Stade de l'Amitié.[1] The stadium build was expected to take 20 months and was funded by the Gabonese and Chinese governments.

It is one of four stadiums to be used for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and is expected to host the competition final. The inaugural football match played here was Gabon facing off against Brazil. Brazil won that match 2–0.

The symbolic laying of the foundation stone was made by the Gabonese Sports Minister Rene Ndemezo’Obiang and the Chinese Vice Minister Fu Ziying in April 2010. This stadium was constructed by China, and built on a 30 hectare area by the Chinese company Shanghai Construction Group. The work was entirely funded by China while Gabon developed the site, including bringing water and electricity, and building access roads.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lancement des travaux de construction du stade de l’amitié sino-gabonaise" (in French). afriqueavenir.org. April 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Construction work of Gabonese stadium to host CAN 2012 commences". Afrique Avenir. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
Preceded by
Estádio 11 de Novembro
Luanda
Africa Cup of Nations
Final Venue

2012
Succeeded by
FNB Stadium
Johannesburg

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Coordinates: 0°31′27″N 9°23′52″E / 0.52417°N 9.39778°E / 0.52417; 9.39778