Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium

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Stade Prince Moulay Abdellah
Stade Prince Moulay Abdellah.jpg
LocationRabat, Morocco
OwnerCity of Rabat
Capacity53,000
Surfacegrass
Opened1983
Tenants
ASFAR
Morocco national football team

Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium (Arabic: المجمع الرياضي الأمير مولاي عبد الله‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Rabat, Morocco. It is named after Prince Moulay Abdellah of Morocco. It was built in 1983 and is the home ground of Association sportive des FAR. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it can also stage athletics. The stadium holds 53,000. Since 2008 it is host of the Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme de Rabat. It was a confirmed venue for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations until Morocco was stripped of its hosting rights. Morocco asked for the Africa Cup of Nations to be postponed because of fear of the Ebola pandemic at that time affecting some African countries. The country was then ruled out as a host of the international competition. The Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium was also a venue for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup. The venue was planned to be one of the host stadiums for the unsuccessful bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It was intended to host Quarter-final matches if Morocco had of been awarded the World Cup. It is now planning as a potential venue to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup as Morocco is gearing up its co-bidding with Portugal and Spain. If this happens it will be the first cross-confederation bid by more than one continent. It will also be used as the opening and closing ceremony venue for the 2019 African Games after Malabo, Equatorial Guinea withdrawn its rights to host the African Games.

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Preceded by
Stade Municipal de Kintélé
African Games
Venue

2019
Succeeded by
current

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Coordinates: 33°57′35.55″N 6°53′20.81″W / 33.9598750°N 6.8891139°W / 33.9598750; -6.8891139