30 June Stadium

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30 June Stadium
Egyptian Air Defense Stadium
30 June Stadium.jpg
LocationCairo, Egypt
OwnerEgyptian Air Defense Forces
Capacity30,000
Field size104 metres (114 yd) by 68 metres (74 yd)
SurfaceGrass
Opened2 July 2012
Tenants
Pyramids FC

The 30 June Stadium is a stadium used mostly for football matches and also sometimes for athletics located in Cairo. It was built by the Egyptian Air Defense Forces.[1] The stadium is the main venue of the Air Defense Sport Village. The stadium has a capacity of 30,000[2] and it is one of the venues of the Egyptian Premier League. It is the home ground of the Egyptian Premier League side Pyramids F.C.

In March 2019 it was announced that the stadium will host all bar one of the fixtures of Group C in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as one Group A and Group D match and one match each in the round of 16, the quarter finals, and the semi-finals.

Accidents[edit]

Twenty-two football fans died on 8 February 2015 in a confrontation with the police at the gates of Egyptian stadium during a league match between two Cairo clubs, Zamalek and Enppi. The death toll was expected to rise.[3] Most of the dead were suffocated when the crowd stampeded after police used tear gas to clear the fans trying to force their way into the stadium.[4][5]

2019 Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

The stadium is one of the venues for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The following games were played at the stadium during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations:

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
23 June 2019 19:00 Senegal Senegal 2–0 Tanzania Tanzania Group C 7,249
23 June 2019 22:00 Algeria Algeria 2–0 Kenya Kenya Group C 8,071
27 June 2019 19:00 Senegal Senegal 0–1 Algeria Algeria Group C 25,765
27 June 2019 22:00 Kenya Kenya 3–2 Tanzania Tanzania Group C 7,233
30 June 2019 21:00 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 0–4 Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Group A 4,364
1 July 2019 18:00 Namibia Namibia 1–4 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Group D 7,530
1 July 2019 21:00 Kenya Kenya 0–3 Senegal Senegal Group C 13,224
7 July 2019 21:00 Algeria Algeria 3–0 Guinea Guinea Round of 16 8,205
10 July 2019 18:00 Senegal Senegal 1–0 Benin Benin Quarter-finals 5,798
14 July 2019 18:00 Senegal Senegal 1–0 (a.e.t.) Tunisia Tunisia Semi-finals 9,143

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" تقرير..الطريق إلى استاد "ملحمة 30 يونيو" قبل مواجهة الأهلى وصن شاين (in Arabic). 14 October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Venues - Premier League - Egypt". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  3. ^ Faith Karimi (9 February 2015). "Egypt soccer match goes ahead despite clashes that killed at least 19 fans". CNN. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Soccer Stadium Stampede Kills at least 25 in Egypt". nytimes.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  5. ^ "TRAGIC! 22 people killed outside Cairo soccer stadium". rediff.com. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015.

Coordinates: 30°01′12″N 31°22′25″E / 30.02000°N 31.37361°E / 30.02000; 31.37361