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PHOTOS: Here are the 10 Largest Stadiums in Africa

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5.Cairo International Stadium

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Its capacity is 74,100 and this makes it the 5th largest stadium in Africa. The stadium is situated in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Some, however, counter that its capacity is up to 90,000. However, the stadium had recorded a total attendance of 130,000 once.

Its surface is of natural grass and it was built between 1955 and 1960. The stadium was open to the general public in 1960. Renovation works, however, took place in 2004. The stadium is built to Olympic standard and its uses are numerous.

The stadium is the 69th largest stadium in the world. It is located in Nasr City, which is a northeastern suburb of Cairo.

6.Stade Mohamed V

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Sitting capacity in this stadium is 67,000. It is located in Casablanca, which is the capital city of Morocco. Its former name was Stade Marcel Cerdan and the name was changed in 1956 to Stade D’honneur.

It was called by this new name till 1981 when the name was again changed to what it is called today. The stadium is owned by the City of Casablanca and its surface is of grass. It was opened to the general public on the 6th of March, 1955.

The stadium got its name after King Mohammed V of Morocco. The stadium had held many special sports events, like the 1983 Mediterranean Games and more.


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