List of African Stadiums By Capacity

The following is an incomplete list of sports stadia in Africa. They are ordered by their capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators the stadium can accommodate. Most large stadia in Africa are used for football (soccer), with some also used for athletics and rugby union. Currently all African stadia with a capacity of 30,000 or more are included. Soccer City in Johannesburg is currently the largest stadium in Africa since its capacity was increased to 94,700 for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This event, which took place in June–July, was the first time an African country has hosted the World Cup. The Olympic Games have never been staged in Africa.

Rank Stadium Capacity City Country Home Team/s
1 FNB Stadium (Soccer City) 94,700 Johannesburg South Africa South Africa national football team
2 Borg El Arab Stadium 86,000 Alexandria Egypt Egypt national football team
3 June 11 Stadium 80,000 Tripoli Libya Libya, Al-Ahly, Al-Ittihad, Al Madina Tripoli
4 Cairo International Stadium 75,000 Cairo Egypt Egypt national football team, Al-Ahly, El Zamalek
5 Moses Mabhida Stadium 70,000 Durban South Africa AmaZulu
6 Cape Town Stadium 69,070 Cape Town South Africa Ajax Cape Town
7 Stade Mohamed V 67,000 Casablanca Morocco Morocco, Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca
4 Stade 5 Juillet 1962 76,000 Algiers Algeria Algeria national football team, MC Algiers
9 Stade Olympique de Radès 65,000 Radès Tunisia Tunisia national football team
10 Ellis Park Stadium 62,567 Johannesburg South Africa Lions, Golden Lions, Wanderers Cricket Club, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
=11 Abuja Stadium 60,000 Abuja Nigeria Nigeria national football team
=11 Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium 60,000 Dar es Salaam Tanzania Tanzania national football team
=11 Stade Leopold Senghor 60,000 Dakar Senegal Senegal national football team, ASC Jeanne d'Arc
=11 Moi International Sports Centre 60,000 Nairobi Kenya Kenya national football team
=11 National Sports Stadium 60,000 Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe national football team
=11 Odi Stadium 60,000 Mabopane South Africa Garankuwa United
=17 Amakhosi Stadium 55,000 Krugersdorp South Africa Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
=17 Stade Moulay Abdellah 55,000 Rabat Morocco Morocco, FAR
19 Kings Park Stadium 52,000 Durban South Africa Sharks, Natal Sharks, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
20 Loftus Versfeld Stadium 51,762 Pretoria South Africa Bulls, Blue Bulls, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
21 Newlands Stadium 51,100 Cape Town South Africa Stormers, Western Province, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
=22 March 28 Stadium 50,000 Benghazi Libya Libya, Al-Ahly, Nasr, Al Tahaddy Benghazi
=22 Estádio 11 de Novembro 50,000 Luanda Angola Angola national football team, Petro Luanda
=22 Stade 26 mars 50,000 Bamako Mali Stade Malien
25 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 48,459 Port Elizabeth South Africa Eastern Province Kings; also hosts South Africa Sevens rugby tournament
26 Peter Mokaba Stadium 46,000 Polokwane South Africa
=27 Suez Canal Stadium 45,000 Suez Egypt Petrojet
=27 Fez Stadium 45,000 Fes Morocco Maghreb Fez
=27 Stade Chahid Hamlaoui 50,000 Constantine Algeria CS Constantine
=27 Free State Stadium 45,000 Mangaung/Bloemfontein South Africa Cheetahs, Free State Cheetahs, South Africa national rugby team (part-time)
=27 Stade El Menzah 45,000 Tunis Tunisia Club Africain, Espérance Sportive de Tunis
=27 Stade d'Agadir 45,000 Agadir Morocco Hassania Agadir
=27 Stade de Marrakech 45,000 Marrakech Morocco Kawkab Marrakech
=27 Stade Ibn Batouta 45,000 Tanger Morocco Ittihad de Tanger
=27 Estádio da Machava 42,000 Maputo Mozambique Mozambique
36 Mbombela Stadium 44,000 Nelspruit South Africa
=37 Royal Bafokeng Stadium 42,000 Rustenburg South Africa Platinum Stars
=37 Estádio do Zimpeto 42,000 Maputo Mozambique 2011 All-Africa Games
39 Kumasi Sports Stadium 40,528 Kumasi Ghana Asante Kotoko, King Faisal Babes
40 Mandela National Stadium 40,202 Kampala Uganda Express FC
=41 National Stadium 40,000 Lagos Nigeria some Nigeria matches
=41 Mubarak International Stadium 40,000 Giza Egypt Egypt
=41 Kamazu Stadium 40,000 Blantyre Malawi Malawi
=41 March 28 Stadium 40,000 Benghazi Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi, Al-Nasr Benghazi, Al Tahaddy Benghazi, some Libya matches
=41 Ohene Djan Stadium 40,000 Accra Ghana Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, Great Olympics
=41 Stade 19 Mai 1956 56,000 Annaba Algeria USM Annaba
=41 Stade Omar Bongo 40,000 Libreville Gabon FC 105 Libreville
=41 Stade d'Angondjé 40,000 Angondjé Gabon Gabon national football team
=41 Thohoyandou Stadium 40,000 Thohoyandou South Africa Black Leopards
=41 Orlando Stadium 40,000 Johannesburg South Africa Orlando Pirates
=41 Barbourfields Stadium 40,000 Bulawayo Zimbabwe Highlanders F.C.
=41 Civo Stadium 40,000 Lilongwe Malawi CIVO United
=41 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium 40,000 Ndola Zambia Zambia national football team
51 Stade Omnisports 38,720 Yaoundé Cameroon Canon Yaoundé, Tonnerre Yaoundé
52 Johannesburg Stadium 37,500 Johannesburg South Africa Orlando Pirates
53 Free State Stadium 36,538 Bloemfontein South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic, Free State Cheetahs, Central Cheetahs
53 Estadio de Bata 35,700 Bata Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea national football team
=54 Mogadiscio Stadium 35,000 Mogadishu Somalia local Teams
=54 Arab Contractors Stadium 35,000 Cairo Egypt Al-Mokawloon al-Arab
=54 CCM Kirumba Stadium 35,000 Mwanza Tanzania Toto African
=54 Charles Mopeli Stadium 35,000 Phuthaditjhaba South Africa some Free State Stars matches
=54 Estádio da Cidadela 35,000 Luanda Angola Petro Atletico, Sport Luanda e Benfica, Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto
=54 Honneur Stadium 35,000 Oujda Morocco Mouloudia Oujda
=54 Pietersburg Stadium 35,000 Polokwane South Africa none; formerly Ria Stars
=54 Rufaro Stadium 35,000 Harare Zimbabwe local teams
=54 Stade de l'Amitié 35,000 Cotonou Benin Benin national football team
=54 Stade du 4-Août 35,000 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Etoile Filante Ouagadougou
=54 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny 35,000 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire ASEC Mimosas
=54 Stade Général Seyni Kountché 35,000 Niamey Niger Sahel SC
=54 Stade Municipal de Lubumbashi 35,000 Lubumbashi DR Congo TP Mazembe
=54 Complexo da Sr. da Graça 35,000 Benguela Angola Primeiro de Maio
=54 Stade de Franceville 35,000 Franceville Gabon Gabon national football team
68 Wanderers Stadium 34,000 Johannesburg South Africa Highveld Lions cricket team, Transvaal cricket team, some South Africa national cricket team matches
69 EPRU Stadium 33,852 Port Elizabeth South Africa no current tenants; used for many local club and age-grade rugby events
70 Addis Abeba Stadium 33,000 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Saint-George SA
71 Olympia Stadium 32,000 Rustenburg South Africa some local teams matches
=72 Stade Olympique de Sousse 30,000 Sousse Tunisia Étoile Sahel
=72 Stade Taïeb Mhiri 30,000 Sfax Tunisia CS Sfaxien
=72 National Stadium 30,000 Freetown Sierra Leone Sierra Leone national football team, East End Lions, Mighty Blackpool, Ports Authority F.C.
=72 Nyayo National Stadium 30,000 Nairobi Kenya AFC Leopards
=72 Stade de Kégué 30,000 Lomé Togo Togo national football team
=72 Stade Municipal 30,000 Bobo-Dioulasso Burkina Faso Association Sportive des Fonctionnaires de Bobo, Racing Club de Bobo
=72 Samuel K. Doe National Stadium 30,000 Monrovia Liberia Multi-use
=72 Stade de la Réunification 30,000 Douala Cameroon Union Douala, Les Astres FC
=72 Stade Ahmed Kaïd 30,000 Tiaret Algeria JSM Tiaret
=72 Stade Tata Raphaël 30,000 Kinshasa DR Congo some Kinshasa clubs matches
=72 Bani Ebid Stadium 30,000 Bani Ebid Egypt Bani Ebeid Club
=72 Independence Stadium 30,000 Lusaka Zambia Green Buffaloes, Zambia national football team
=72 Stade Cheikh Laaghdef 30,000 El Aaiún Morocco Jeunesse Massira
=72 Stade Larbi Zaouli 30,000 Casablanca Morocco Tihad Sportif Casablanca
=72 Abebe Bikila Stadium 30,000 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Dedebit F.C.
=72 Simunye Park 30,000 Simunye Swaziland Royal Leopards F.C.

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