Cairo International Stadium

The Cairo International Stadium (Arabic: ستاد القاهرة الدولي), formerly known as Nasser Stadium, is an Olympic-standard, multi-use stadium with an all-seated capacity of 75,000.[1] The architect of the stadium is the German Werner March, who had built from 1934 to 1936 the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The engineering and construction supervision of the stadium was performed by ACE Moharram Bakhoum. It is the 69th largest stadium in the world and the 3rd largest stadium in Egypt. Located in Nasr City; a suburb north east of Cairo, it was completed in 1960, and was inaugurated by President Gamal Abd El Nasser on 23 July that year, the eighth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Zamalek and Al Ahly use the stadium for most of their home games.[citation needed]

Cairo International Stadium
ستاد القاهرة الدولي
Map
Full nameCairo International Stadium
Former namesNasser Stadium
LocationNasr City, Cairo
Public transitStadium station
Fair zone station
Stadium Monorail station
Capacity75,000
Record attendance130,000 (1969)
SurfaceDesso GrassMaster
Construction
Built1955–1960
Opened23 July 1960
Renovated2005, 2019
ArchitectWerner March
Structural engineerACE Moharram Bakhoum
Tenants
Egypt national football team (1960–2024)
Al Ahly
Zamalek

Overview edit

The stadium is located about 10 km west of Cairo International Airport and about 10 km from downtown Cairo.[2] In 2005, it was renovated in preparation for the 2006 African Cup of Nations.[citation needed]

Cairo Stadium is known for its atmosphere and capacity. This was evident during the 2006 African Cup of Nations, held in Egypt from 20 January to 10 February.[citation needed] Cairo Stadium is a symbol of Egyptian football. Nearly all of the most important Egyptian matches are held there. It has also served as the main stadium of the 1991 All-Africa Games.[citation needed]

International football matches edit

2006 Africa Cup of Nations edit

The stadium was one of the venues for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations. The following games were played at the stadium during the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations:

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
20 January 2006 19:00   Egypt 3–0   Libya Group A 65,000
21 January 2006 14:00   Morocco 0–1   Ivory Coast Group A 8,000
24 January 2006 17:15   Libya 1–2   Ivory Coast Group A 42,000
24 January 2006 20:00   Egypt 0–0   Morocco Group A 67,000
28 January 2006 19:00   Egypt 3–1   Ivory Coast Group A 74,000
3 February 2006 19:00   Egypt 4–1   DR Congo Quarter-finals 74,000
7 February 2006 19:00   Egypt 2–1   Senegal Semi-finals 74,100
10 February 2006 19:00   Egypt 0–0 (4-2 pen.)   Ivory Coast Final 74,100

2019 Africa Cup of Nations edit

The stadium was one of the venues for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The following games were played at the stadium during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations:

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
21 June 2019 22:00   Egypt 1–0   Zimbabwe Group A 73,299
22 June 2019 16:30   DR Congo 0–2   Uganda Group A 1,083
26 June 2019 19:00   Uganda 1–1   Zimbabwe Group A 73,589
26 June 2019 22:00   Egypt 2–0   DR Congo Group A 74,219
30 June 2019 21:00   Uganda 0–2   Egypt Group A 74,566
5 July 2019 21:00   Uganda 0–1   Senegal Round of 16 6,950
6 July 2019 21:00   Egypt 0–1   South Africa Round of 16 75,000
10 July 2019 21:00   Nigeria 2–1   South Africa Quarter-finals 48,343
14 July 2019 21:00   Algeria 2–1   Nigeria Semi-finals 49,775
19 July 2019 21:00   Senegal 0–1   Algeria Final 75,000

Transport connections edit

The stadium is located in Nasr City; a suburb north east of Cairo and can be reached by underground via the dedicated Cairo stadium subway station at line 3 and a Cairo Monorail station that will be opened in 2023, located in front of the stadium.[citation needed]

Stations nearby:

Service Station Line
  Cairo Metro Cairo Stadium   Cairo Metro Line 3
Fair Zone   Cairo Metro Line 3
Cairo Monorail Cairo Stadium   New Administrative Capital line

Gallery edit

A Panorama view of the stadium interior
Cairo Stadium before Al Ahly Vs Sundowns match In 2020 CAF Champions League
A Panorama view of the stadium hours before Egypt vs Senegal WC Play-off match

Trivia edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "International Cairo Stadium". www.cairo-stadium.org.eg. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  2. ^ "Distance & Directions from Cairo Stadium to Downtown". Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2011.

External links edit

Preceded by Africa Cup of Nations
Final venue

2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by FIFA U-20 World Cup
Final venue

2009
Succeeded by
Preceded by Africa Cup of Nations
Final venue

2019
Succeeded by

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