Stade Chedly Zouiten

Chedly Zouiten Stadium (French: Stade Chedly Zouiten) is a multi-purpose stadium in the Mutuelleville district of Tunis, Tunisia.[1] It is currently used by football team Stade Tunisien.[2] The stadium holds 18,000 people.[1]

Chedly Zouiten Stadium
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Former namesGéo André Stadium (1942-1956)
LocationTunis, Tunisia
Capacity18,000[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1942
Renovated2009-2012
Tenants
Stade Tunisien

It hosted the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations. It was renovated for two meetings of the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations. Long the main stadium in the capital, it was supplanted by the El Menzah Stadium in 1967 and then by the 7 November Stadium of Radès in 2001, both larger and more modern.

NameEdit

 
The main entrance of the stadium.

It was named as Géo André Stadium, who was a French sportsman killed by German forces during the Tunisian campaign of World War II , before taking the of Chedly Zouiten, a figure of Tunisian football and a relative of President Habib Bourguiba after the independence of Tunisia from France in 1956.

RenovationEdit

The municipality of Tunis closed it on 17 November 2006 to carry out renovation work estimated at 3.4 million dinars and initially caused by faults in the rainwater drainage channels. This cost includes the renovation of the sanitation and drainage network for rainwater, the renovation of the grandstand, the press stand, bleachers on the lawn side, changing rooms, electrical installations; the works were launched on 2 January 2009 for a period of ten months. It was not until 20 May 2012 that the stadium was finally reopened.

EquipmentEdit

The stadium houses two grass football pitches, one for training and the other for national and international sports competitions, a handball field, a 400-meter track, two jumping pits, two shooting ranges, a steeple river.

CitationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Complexes sportifs". Municipalité de Tunis - الشباب والرياضة (in French). n.d. Archived from the original on 23 November 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014.

Coordinates: 36°49′44″N 10°10′12″E / 36.828863°N 10.170121°E / 36.828863; 10.170121

Preceded by
Accra Sports Stadium
Accra
Africa Cup of Nations
Final Venue

1965
Succeeded by
Hailé Sélassié Stadium
Addis Ababa