Cairo International Stadium

Cairo International Stadium
Cairo International Stadium.jpg
Location Nasr City, Cairo
Opened 1956
Surface Grass
Capacity 75,000 (record 120,000)
Tenants
Zamalek
El Ahly
Egypt National Football Team

Cairo International Stadium (Arabic: ستاد القاهرة الدولي‎) or "Stad El-Qahira El-Dawly", is an Olympic-standard, multi-use stadium with an all-seated capacity of 75,000. It is the Arab World's second largest (after Borg El Arab Stadium with an all-seated capacity of 86,000). It is the foremost Olympic-standard facility befitting the role of Cairo, Egypt as the center of events in the region. It is also the 69th largest stadium in the world. Located in Nasr City; a suburb north east of Cairo, it was completed in 1960, and was inaugurated by President Gamal Abdel Nasser on 23 July that year, the eighth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.

In 2005 in preparation for the 2006 African Cup of Nations it underwent a major renovation, and was brought up to 21st century world standard along with all its multi-game Olympic facilities.

The Stadium is located about 10 km west of Cairo International Airport and about 10 km[1] (30 min) from downtown Cairo.

Cairo Stadium is known for its tremendous atmosphere and its very large capacity. This was never more evident than during the 2006 African cup of Nations, which were held in Egypt. When Egypt had their matches in Cairo Stadium, the stadium seemed to nearly erupt. Before seats were added to all sections in 2005, the stadium was notorious for holding more people than it was intended to. Cairo International Stadium has hosted over 120,000 fans for a match between El Zamalek football club and El Ahly football club[2]. Also known as the Cairo Derby. Without seats, fans were able to squeeze together and sit in aisles. This number was actually achieved and realized a few years back in 1986 African Cup of Nations Final match which was held in Egypt and Egypt won against Cameroon.

Cairo Stadium is a strong symbol of Egyptian football. Nearly all of the most important Egyptian matches are held there. It carries an extremely rich history which includes many memorable football moments that range from Hossam Hassan's famous header to secure Egypt's attendance in Italia 90 World Cup, numerous African Cup of Nations tournaments which included the latest 2006 trophy, and the famous derby matches between Ahly and Zamalek.

It has also served as the main stadium of the 1991 All-Africa Games.

Contents

Trivia

  • Hosts matches between Cairo giants Al-Ahly and Zamalek SC.
  • Hosts matches for the Egypt national football team.
  • In the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations it was packed with 120,000 people to see their team winning the tournament against Cameroon.
  • Third largest stadium in Africa after Soccer City in South Africa 1st and Borg El Arab Stadium in Egypt 2nd and it is acknowledged by Fifa.
  • Hosted many matches in the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations and the final which Egypt won against Ivory Coast 4-2 in penalties shootouts after a 0-0 draw Overtime which was packed with 80,000 attendance.
  • Will be one of the stadiums for Egyptian bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
  • It is the most visited stadium in Egypt having all of the important matches for the Egypt national football team.
  • It was updated to host the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations to meet the caf standard stadiums making it all-seated which decreased the capacity from 85,000 to 75,000 and making blue zigzag highlights on the seats, later on the Olympic track was changed from blue to orange it was first seen on 14 November when Egypt faced Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) which Egypt won 2-0.
  • It was one of the stadiums along with Borg El Arab Stadium and 5 other future made stadium in the Egyptian fail bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

See also

  • Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex

External links


References

Coordinates: 30°4′8.81″N 31°18′44.40″E / 30.0691139°N 31.312333°E / 30.0691139; 31.312333

Preceded by
Stade 7 November
Rades
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

2006
Succeeded by
Ohene Djan Stadium
Accra

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cairo International Stadium — Daten Ort Agypten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cairo International Stadium — Stade international du Caire Stade international du Caire Adresse Nasr City, Le Caire Ouverture 24 juillet 1960 Rénovation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cairo Military Academy Stadium — Location Orouba Street Heliopolis Cairo Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Cairo Military Academy Stadium — Daten Ort Agypten Kairo, Ägypten Koordinaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cairo — Infobox Settlement official name = Cairo native name = القـــاهــرة image caption =Also known as: The City that never sleeps mapsize = 250px map caption = Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) subdivision type = subdivision name = leader title =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cairo Stadium — Stade international du Caire Stade international du Caire Adresse Nasr City, Le Caire Ouverture 24 juillet 1960 Rénovation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cairo — /kuy roh/, n. a city in and the capital of Egypt, in the N part on the E bank of the Nile. 5,517,000. * * * Arabic Al Qāhirah City (pop., 1996: city, 6,789,479; 1999 est.: metro. area, 10,345,000), capital of Egypt. Located on the banks of the… …   Universalium

  • International availability of McDonald's products — McDonald s Corporation is the world s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving more than 58 million customers daily in 119 countries.[1][2] In addition to its signature restaurant chain, McDonald’s Corporation held a minority… …   Wikipedia

  • Cairo Military Academy Stadium — Stade Al Salam Stade Militaire Académique du Caire Al Salam Pas d image ? Cliquez ici Adresse Le Caire Ouverture 1989 Surface Pelouse naturelle Capacité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mokhtar El-Tetsh Stadium — Mokhtar El Tetch Stadium is a multi purpose stadium in Cairo, Egypt. It is currently used mostly for football matches and was the home of el Ahly before they moved to Cairo International Stadium because of the small capacity. The stadium holds 25 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.