Stade Ibn Batouta

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Stade Ibn Batouta
Stade Ibn Batuta, Tanger.jpg
Full nameStade Ibn Batouta
LocationTangier, Morocco
Capacity45,000[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built2003
OpenedApril 26, 2011
Construction cost€80 million
Tenants
IR Tanger

Stade Ibn Batouta (Arabic: ملعب ابن بطوطة‎) is a multi-use stadium in Tangier, Morocco. It is used mostly for football matches and big events as ceremonies or concerts. The stadium has a capacity of 45,000 people. It serves as the new home of IR Tanger, replacing the former Stade de Marchan. The stadium is named after Ibn Battuta.

It was inaugurated on April 26, 2011. On July 27, the stadium hosted the 2011 Trophée des champions, in which Marseille beat Lille 5-4.[2]

It was one of the confirmed host stadiums for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which was to be hosted by Morocco until it was stripped of its hosting rights.[3]

It hosted the 2018 Supercopa de España match between the Copa del Rey runners-up, Sevilla, and the winners of the 2017–18 Copa del Rey and 2017–18 La Liga, Barcelona.[4][5]

It was one of the venues in Morocco's failed bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It would've hosted the Quarter-Finals if Morocco had been awarded the World Cup.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://stadiumdb.com/stadiums/mar/grand_stade_de_tanger
  2. ^ https://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/148/063/3/index.html
  3. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-29/south-africa-chosen-to-host-soccer-s-2017-africa-cup-of-nations.html
  4. ^ "Game FC Barcelona – Sevilla FC". La Liga. Archived from the original on 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Ousmane Dembélé's wondergoal seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona". Guardian. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

Coordinates: 35°44′28″N 5°51′29″W / 35.741211°N 5.858105°W / 35.741211; -5.858105