Top 10 Biggest Stadium In Africa
1. Soccer city stadium
Soccer city stadium is located in South Africa, it has a capacity of 95,000 seats, the soccer city Stadium is also known as FNB stadium (first national bank stadium) it is the largest stadium in Africa, it was built in 1987 in Johannesburg, south African. Soccer city was during the 2010 Fifa world cup to host the match between Netherland and Spain.
2. Borg El Arab stadium
The Borg El Arab stadium is located in Alexandria, Egypt. It was opened in 2007, it is the largest sport arena in Egypt. With a capacity of about 86,000 seats it is also the 27th largest stadium in the world
3. Cairo international stadium
The stadium can be found in Cairo, Egypt. It was formally known as Nasser stadium. It has a capacity of 75,000 seats, it can hold up to 120,000 spectators though only 75,000 will be seated. The stadium is the 69th largest stadium in the world. It was constructed in 1960 then renovated in 2005 and 2019
4. Moses Mabhida stadium
The Moses Mabhida stadium can be found in Durban in South Africa. It was named after Moses Mabhida, a former general secretary of the south African communist party. It has a capacity of about 56,000 seats, it was constructed in 2006 and officially opened in 2009
5. Abuja national stadium
The Abuja national stadium is located in Abuja, Nigeria. It is the home of the Nigerian national football team, with a capacity 60,000 seats. The stadium was constructed in the year 2000
6. Cape Town stadium
The Cape Town stadium is also located in South Africa. The stadium got ruined in 2007 and was reconstructed in 2009 it was one of the ten stadiums that hosted the FIFA world cup of 2010. The stadium which was formally known as green point stadium was renovated with an increase in capacity from 18,000 to 55,000.
7. Nelson Mandela bay stadium
This stadium was built in South Africa for the 2010 world cup. The stadium was designed by German architects and constructed by the Germans. It was firstly called Port Elizabeth stadium before it was renamed Nelson Mandela bay stadium it has a capacity of almost 50,000 seats
8. Peter Mokaba stadium
The Peter Mokaba stadium is also located in South Africa with a capacity of 46,000 seats, the stadium was named after a well known politician and activist Peter Mokaba. The stadium is located in Polokwane, South Africa.
9. Stade D'angonjé
Stade D'angonjé is located in Angondijé in Garbon it was a joint project of Garbon and China. The Angondijé stadium was the main sport arena to host the African cup of Nations in 2012 and 2017 it has a capacity of about 40,000 it was constructed in 2011
10. Estadio 11 de Novembro
The 11th of November is the date of Angola's independence which became a title of a newly built stadium. Estadio 11 de Novembro is located in Luanda, Angola. It has about 50,000 seat and was opened in 2010 to host the 2010 African cup of Nations.
The above stadiums were not only picked based on their sizes but also based on their attractiveness, comfort and ability to host the world most significant sporting events.