July 5, 1962 Stadium

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July 5 Stadium
ملعب 5 جويلية
Stade du 5 Juillet
Stade du 5-Juillet-1962, USM Alger vs CAPS United, July 9th 2017.jpg
USM Alger vs CAPS United, July 9th 2017
Full name July 5, 1962 Stadium
Location Route du 5 Juillet
Algiers, Algeria
Coordinates 36°45′35.60″N 2°59′42.70″E / 36.7598889°N 2.9951944°E / 36.7598889; 2.9951944Coordinates: 36°45′35.60″N 2°59′42.70″E / 36.7598889°N 2.9951944°E / 36.7598889; 2.9951944
Owner Ministry of Youth and Sport
Capacity 64,000
Record attendance 110,000 Algeria-Serbia
(3 March 2010)
Surface AirFibr hybrid grass
Construction
Built 1970
Opened 17 June 1972; 45 years ago (1972-06-17)
Renovated 1999, 2003, 2008, 2015, 2017
Tenants
MC Alger
Algeria (Football)

July 5, 1962 Stadium (English: 5 July 1962 Stadium, Arabic: ملعب 5 جويلية 1962‎‎), (the name refers to 5 July 1962, the day Algeria declared independence from France), also known as El Djezair Stadium (Arabic: ملعب 5 جويلية بالجزائر‎‎), is a football and athletics stadium located in Algiers, Algeria. The stadium was inaugurated in 1972 with a capacity of 95,000. It served as the main stadium of the 1975 Mediterranean Games, the 1978 All-Africa Games, the 2004 Pan Arab Games, and the 2007 All-Africa Games. The stadium was one of two venues of the 1990 African Cup of Nations (the other venue was the Stade 19 Mai 1956 in Annaba). It hosted 9 matches of the tournament, including the final match, which had a second record attendance of 105,302 spectators. In the final match, the home team Algeria defeated Nigeria 1-0 to win the tournament. The record attendance is of 110,000 spectators in the frendly match between Algeria and Serbia on 3 March 2010.[1] It also hosted the 2000 African Championships in Athletics. After a formal compliance with current safety standards in 1999, the stadium was reduced to an 80,200 capacity, and following a new phase of renovation in 2003, the stadium's capacity has been reduced further to its current all-seater capacity of 64,000.[2] The future capacity will be 80,000 with possible further renovations.[3]

History[edit]

Opened in 1972 by President Houari Boumediene, it is home then the first tournament international networking selection Maghreb with players such qu'Allal, Filali, Bamous, Faras, Lalmas, Guedioura, Chekroun, the AC Milan with the Prati Albertosi, the Brazilian club Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras with the famous Ademir da Guia. The White Pele before Zico, and the Spanish club of Valencia. It also Nacer Guedioura, father of the current Algerian international Adlène Guedioura who is the author of the first goal Official of this legendary stadium during the final Cup of Algeria opposed the junior USM Alger to RC Kouba and which ended with a score of 1-0 for the USM Alger.

Then follow the Games Mediterranean, which are organized in 1975, the stadium had a capacity of 110,000 seats. But the record attendance was achieved in 1990, when the final of the African Cup of Nations, which contrasts the Algeria and Nigeria (1-0), with 105,302 spectators. After compliance with current safety standards 1999, the stadium is reduced to 80,200 places around, and following a new phase of renovation in 2003, the capacity is further reduced to 76,200 seats.

In 2008, Stade 5 Juillet 1962 once again experienced work, which shall include installation by Queens Grass Netherlands company to a new lawn and renovation of the stadium infrastructure. The works ended in the month of August 2009. The soccer friendly match between the national football teams of Algeria and Uruguay was held on August 12, 2009 on the occasion of the reopening of the stadium. The Algerians with a record of final 110,000 spectators during the friendly match AlgeriaSerbia (lost 0-3, March 3, 2010). This is the first game of the Algerian national team since its qualification for the 2010 World Cup obtained in Sudan.

In March 2015, the natural sport turf has been replaced by the hybrid grass technology AirFibr.

History of the stadium[edit]

Opening the stadium[edit]

After the independence of Algeria, Algeria was very popular for football, especially as it was associated with the sacrifices of Algerians in the glorious liberation revolution and the sacrifices of the FLN players with wealth, money and fame in the finest French clubs in exchange for forming a team representing Algeria in tournaments and demonstrations. The construction of a large stadium in Algeria was an encouraging step for football and a step towards its support after independence by the late President Houari Boumediene. The date of the launching of the works during 1970 and the work lasted two years. The stadium was opened on 17 June 1972 with a speech by President Houari Boumedienne in a friendly tournament involving 4 teams: the Arab Maghreb, AC Milan, Hungary and Palmeiras. The first goal of the stadium was for the Moroccan player Filali for the Maghreb team against Hungary, as the first official game on the pitch was the final of the Cup of Algeria 1972 between the two teams of the capital USM Alger and Hamra Annaba was the first official goal of the stadium to the Hamra Annaba player Tadjet where he won the meeting and the cup,as for the first game for the Algerian team on the pitch was in front of the Turkish team and won the Algerian team 1-0.

Works 1981[edit]

Works 2003[edit]

Works 2009[edit]

Works 2013[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "110.000 spectateurs au stade du 5-juillet". Le Midi. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stade 5 Juillet 1962". Algerie Presse Service. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Stades : Sellal relance l’agrandissement du 5 juillet". dzfoot.com. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 

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