Open main menu

Stade Olympique de Radès (Arabic: الملعب الأولمبي برادس‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Rades, Tunisia about 10 kilometers south-east of the city center of Tunis, in the center of the Olympic City. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has facilities for athletics. The stadium holds 60,000 and was built in 2001 for the 2001 Mediterranean Games and is considered to be one of the best stadiums in Africa.

Stade Olympique de Radès
Tunisia - Netherlands (Stade de Radès).jpg
Full nameStade Olympique de Radès
Former namesStade olympique de Radès (2001-2011)
LocationRadès, Tunisia
Coordinates36°44′52″N 10°16′22″E / 36.74778°N 10.27278°E / 36.74778; 10.27278Coordinates: 36°44′52″N 10°16′22″E / 36.74778°N 10.27278°E / 36.74778; 10.27278
OwnerGovernment of Tunisia
Capacity65,000 [1]
Field sizeAthletics track: 400 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1998–2001
Opened6 July 2001
Renovated2015
Construction cost170 million Dinar
ArchitectRob Schuurman
Tenants
Tunisia national football team
Espérance sportive de Tunis
Club Africain
Stade Tunisien
Website
Official Website

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Radès Stadium exterior

Built for the 2001 Mediterranean Games, the 60,000-seat covered area covers 13,000 m2 and consists of a central area, 3 adjoining grounds, 2 warm-up rooms, 2 paintings and an official stand of 7,000 seats. The press gallery is equipped with 300 desks.

It was inaugurated in July 2001 for the final of the Tunisian Cup between CS Hammam-Lif and Étoile du Sahel (1-0).

 
Radés stadium by night

Club Africain and Espérance de Tunis play their major league matches here. Before the construction of this stadium, the Tunis derby used to be played in the 45,000 seat-capacity Stade El Menzah. It is also the stadium of Tunisia national football team since 2001.

This stadium has hosted matches of the 2004 African Cup of Nations which was won by the Tunisian team.

Ligue de Football Professionnel, which wants to relocate the Trophée des Champions opposing the Olympique de Marseille (OM) to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), announces that the 2010 edition takes place at the stadium on 28 July 2010; It ended in a draw (0-0) in the presence of 57,000 spectators.

InteriorEdit

It's composed of lower stand which has a capacity of 32,000 seats and an upper tier of 28,000 seats.

CertificateEdit

The stadium has the IAAF Class 1 Certificate, which means that the stadium meets the best standards and qualities in its field.

NameEdit

At the time of its creation, the installation is named Stade de 7 Novembre, the date that Zine El Abidine Ben Ali assumed the Presidency on 7 November 1987 in a bloodless coup d'état that ousted President Habib Bourguiba. but, following his ousting on 14 January 2011, it takes the name of Stade Olympique Radès.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit