Top 20 largest stadiums in Africa 2023

Victor Mochere
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A stadium is a place or venue for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a tiered structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the even. This article details the largest stadiums in the Africa, ordered by their audience capacity. The capacity figures are for each stadium’s permanent total capacity, including seating and any official standing areas.

The capacity does include movable seating – used by multi-purpose stadiums to regularly convert the stadium for different sports, and retractable seating for safe standing, but excludes any temporary seating or standing, such as for concerts. Stadiums are sorted in the list based on the largest of these capacities. Note that this list does not include race tracks, closed or inactive stadiums, or figures attained from temporary spectator capacity.

Here are the top 20 biggest stadiums in Africa.

1.FNB StadiumSouth Africa94,736
2.Borg El Arab StadiumEgypt86,000
3.Stade des MartyrsDemocratic Republic of the Congo80,000
4.Cairo International StadiumEgypt74,100
5.Stade Mohammed VMorocco67,000
6.Mogadishu StadiumSomalia65,000
7.Stade 5 JuilletAlgeria64,000
8.Ellis Park StadiumSouth Africa62,567
9.Abuja StadiumNigeria60,491
10.Stade 7 NovemberTunisia60,000
11.Stade National de la Côte d’IvoireIvory Coast60,000
12.Stade Municipal de KintéléRepublic of the Congo60,000
13.Bahir Dar StadiumEthiopia60,000
14.Mkapa StadiumTanzania60,000
15.Stade Leopold SenghorSenegal60,000
16.Moi International Sports CentreKenya60,000
17.Heroes National StadiumZambia60,000
18.National Sports StadiumZimbabwe60,000
19.Odi StadiumSouth Africa60,000
20.Mmabatho StadiumSouth Africa59,000
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