Stade El Menzah

El Menzah Stadium (French: Stade El Menzah) is a multi-purpose stadium, located in the north of Tunis, Tunisia.

El Menzah Stadium
Stade Olympique d'El Menzah.jpg
Full nameOlympic Stadium El Menzah
LocationEl Menzah, Tunis
Coordinates36°50′23.2″N 10°11′7.3″E / 36.839778°N 10.185361°E / 36.839778; 10.185361Coordinates: 36°50′23.2″N 10°11′7.3″E / 36.839778°N 10.185361°E / 36.839778; 10.185361
OwnerGovernment of Tunisia
Capacity39,858[1]
Field size105 x 68 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1967
Renovated1994
ArchitectOlivier-Clément Cacoub
Tenants
Espérance de Tunis
Club Africain

HistoryEdit

Sporting eventsEdit

 
El Menzah Stadium exterior

It is built to host the 1967 Mediterranean Games at the same time as the Olympic swimming pool and gymnasium. Since then, it is an integral part of Tunisia's main sports complex. Tunisia's three major football teams, ES Tunis, Club Africain and Stade Tunisien played their games there.

The stadium is completely renovated for the 1994 African Cup of Nations. It has a capacity of 39,858 seats.[2] The VIP section consists of a grandstand and 2 salons that can accommodate 300 people in a "cocktail" configuration. The stadium hosted the matches of Tunisia national football team until the inauguration of the Stade 7 November in Radès in 2001.

Music eventsEdit

Popstar Michael Jackson performed his first and only concert in Tunisia, at this stadium during his HIStory World Tour on October 7, 1996 in front of 90.000 fans.

Sting performed at the stadium during his Brand New Day Tour on April 28, 2001.

Mariah Carey kicked off The Adventures of Mimi Tour at the stadium on July 22 and 24, 2006.

 
Panorama of the Stade El Menzah

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-18. Retrieved 2015-01-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-18. Retrieved 2015-01-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

Preceded by
first stadium
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Final Venue

1977
Succeeded by
National Stadium
Tokyo
Preceded by
Stade Leopold Senghor
Dakar
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

1994
Succeeded by
FNB Stadium
Johannesburg