Stade Olympique de Radès

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Stade Olympique de Radès
CA - Radès.jpg
Full name Stade Olympique de Radès
Former names Stade 7 November (2001-2011)
Location Radès, Tunisia
Coordinates 36°44′52″N 10°16′22″E / 36.74778°N 10.27278°E / 36.74778; 10.27278Coordinates: 36°44′52″N 10°16′22″E / 36.74778°N 10.27278°E / 36.74778; 10.27278
Owner Government of Tunisia
Capacity 60,000 [1]
Field size Athletics track: 400 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1998–2001
Opened 6 July 2001
Renovated 2005
Construction cost 170 million Dinar
Architect Rob Schuurman
Tenants
Tunisia national football team
ES Tunis
Club Africain

Stade Olympique de Radès (Arabic: الملعب الأولمبي برادس‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Rades, Tunisia about 10 kilometers south-east of the city center of Tunis, in the center of the Olympic City. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has facilities for athletics. The stadium holds 60,000 and was built in 2001 for the 2001 Mediterranean Games and is considered to be one of the best stadiums in Africa.

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Radès Stadium exterior

Built for the 2001 Mediterranean Games, the 60,000-seat covered area covers 13,000 m2 and consists of a central area, 3 adjoining grounds, 2 warm-up rooms, 2 paintings and an official stand of 7,000 seats. The press gallery is equipped with 300 desks.

It was inaugurated in July 2001 for the final of the Tunisian Cup between CS Hammam-Lif and ES Sahel (1-0).

Radés stadium by night

Club Africain and ES Tunis play their major league matches here. Before the construction of this stadium, the Tunis derby used to be played in the 45,000 seat-capacity Stade El Menzah. It is also the stadium of Tunisia national football team since 2001.

This stadium has hosted matches of the 2004 African Cup of Nations which was won by the Tunisian team.

Ligue de Football Professionnel, which wants to relocate the Trophée des Champions opposing the Olympique de Marseille (OM) to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), announces that the 2010 edition takes place at the stadium on 28 July 2010; It ended in a draw (0-0) in the presence of 57,000 spectators.

Interior[edit]

It's composed of lower stand which has a capacity of 32,000 seats and a upper tier of 28,000 seats.

Certificate[edit]

The stadium has the IAAF Class 1 Certificate, which means that the stadium meets the best standards and qualities in its field.

Name[edit]

At the time of its creation, the installation is named Stade de 7 Novembre, the date that Zine El Abidine Ben Ali assumed the Presidency on 7 November 1987 in a bloodless coup d'état that ousted President Habib Bourguiba. but, following his ousting on 14 January 2011, it takes the name of Stade Olympique Radès.

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Preceded by
Stade 26 mars
Bamako
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

2004
Succeeded by
Cairo International Stadium
Cairo