Al Masry Club Stadium

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Al Masry Club Stadium
ستاد النادي المصري
LocationAl Manakh, Port Said, Egypt
OwnerAl-Masry SC[1]
OperatorAl-Masry SC
Capacity18,000
SurfaceGrass
Opened16 October 1955; 63 years ago (1955-10-16)
Tenants
Al-Masry SC

Al Masry Club Stadium (Egyptian Arabic: ستاد النادي المصري‎), formerly known as Port Said Stadium (Egyptian Arabic: ستاد بور سعيد‎), is a multi-use all-seated stadium in Al Manakh, Port Said, Egypt, which opened in 1955 and inaugurated by Hussein El Shafei, the Egyptian minister of social affairs on behalf of President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Al Masry Club Stadium is owned by Al Masry Sporting Club, and has a capacity of 18,000. The stadium was banned from all activities on 1 February 2012 after the incidents of Port Said Stadium riot occurred following a league match between Al Masry and Al Ahly which resulted in the death 72 Al Ahly fans, 1 Al Masry fan and 1 police officer.[2][3] The Egyptian Football Association suspended all football related activities immediately following that disaster. On 10 February 2018, after more than 6 years since the disaster, football activities returned to the stadium as Al Masry played against Zambian team Green Buffaloes in the preliminary qualifying round of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.

The stadium also hosted some matches in 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship, 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, 2007 Pan Arab Games Football Tournament and 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "محطات مهمة في تاريخ ستاد الدوري المصري" [History of Al Masry Club Stadium]. Al Masry online (in Arabic). 10 February 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ "In pictures: Jubilation in Cairo, riots in Port Said". 26 January 2013.
  3. ^ "At least 74 fans killed as riots break out in Egypt following shock result". 2 February 2012.

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Coordinates: 31°16′16″N 32°17′29″E / 31.27111°N 32.29139°E / 31.27111; 32.29139