Port Said Stadium

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Port Said Stadium
Location Al-Manakh, Port Said, Egypt
Capacity 39,988[1][2]
Surface Grass
Opened 1955
Tenants
Al-Masry Club

Port Said Stadium (Arabic: ستاد بورسعيد‎‎) or "Stad Būr Sa'īd", is a multi-use stadium with an all-seated capacity of 39,988. The stadium is banned until 2016. Located in Al-Manakh district in Port Said, Egypt, it was completed in 1955, and was inaugurated by Hussein el-Shafei the Egyptian minister of social affairs on behalf of President Gamal Abdel Nasser. It is used by Al-Masry Club.[citation needed]

The Stadium was one of the stadiums to be used in the 2006 African Cup of Nations and 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Egypt so it underwent a major renovation, and was brought up to FIFA's standard.[citation needed]

It is located about 8 km of Port Said Airport.[citation needed]

On 1 February 2012, the Port Said football match disaster occurred, resulting in 72 deaths following a match between Al-Masry Club and Al-Ahly S.C..[3]

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