Stade El Menzah

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Stade El Menzah
Stade Olympique d'El Menzah.jpg
Full name Stade Olympique El Menzah
Location El Menzah, Tunis
Owner Government of Tunisia
Capacity 39,858 [1]
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1967
Renovated 1994
Architect Olivier-Clément Cacoub
Tenants
Esperance Sportive de Tunis
Club Africain

Stade Olympique El Menzah (Arabic: الملعب الأولمبي المنزه‎) is a multi-purpose stadium, located in the north of Tunis, Tunisia.

Sports Events[edit]

El Menzah Stadium exterior

It is built to host the 1967 Mediterranean Games at the same time as the Olympic swimming pool and gymnasium. Since then, it is an integral part of Tunisia's main sports complex. Tunisia's three major football teams, ES Tunis, Club Africain and Stade Tunisien played their games there. The stadium is completely renovated for the 1994 African Cup of Nations. It has a capacity of 39,858 seats.[2] The VIP section consists of a grandstand and 2 salons that can accommodate 300 people in a "cocktail" configuration. The stadium hosted the matches of Tunisia national football team until the inauguration of the Stade 7 November in Radès in 2001. Sometimes the Stade El Menzah hosts entertainment events.

Music Events[edit]

Popstar Michael Jackson performed his first and only concert in Tunisia, at this stadium during his HIStory World Tour on October 7, 1996 in front of 60.000 fans.

Sting performed at the stadium during his Brand New Day Tour on April 28, 2001.

Mariah Carey kicked off The Adventures of Mimi Tour at the stadium on July 22 and 24, 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-18. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-18. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°50′23.2″N 10°11′7.3″E / 36.839778°N 10.185361°E / 36.839778; 10.185361

Preceded by
Stade Leopold Senghor
Dakar
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

1994
Succeeded by
FNB Stadium
Johannesburg
Panorama of the Stade El Menzah