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 Morocco national football team
Capacity 93,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2020
Tenants
Morocco national football team
Wydad Casablanca
Raja Casablanca

Grand Stade de Casablanca is a proposed title of the planned football stadium (soccer stadium) to be built in Casablanca, Morocco. Once completed in 2025, 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 is planned with a capacity of 93,000 spectators, making it the third-highest capacity football stadium in Africa. If 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. 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. It was one of the 14 host venues for Morocco's bid to host the World Cup in 2026. It would've staged the Opening and Final matches if Morocco was awarded for the World Cup but lost out to the joint bid of Canada/Mexico/United States. It is now planning for the 2030 FIFA World Cup co-bidding with Tunisia and Algeria.

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