Top 20 Largest Stadiums In Africa and Their Sitting Capacity 2023

Largest Stadiums in Africa

What’s the largest stadium in Africa today?.

African Stadiums are among the world’s most popular and spectacular football Stadiums for different reasons.

With respect to each African stadium sitting capacity as of today, here are the top 20 Africa’s biggest Stadiums today.

What’s a Stadium?

A stadium (plural stadiums or stadia), 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 event.

The oldest known stadium in the entire world is the Stadium at Olympia in Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held from 776 BC. 

The Rungrado May Day Stadium is the largest stadium in the world. Its official crowd capacity is 150,000, though it is thought that the actual capacity of the venue is closer to 114,000, which still makes it the world’s biggest stadium by capacity.

In Africa today, FNB Stadium in Johannesburg South Africa, is the biggest stadium in Africa and currently has the highest sitting capacity (94,736 seats) compared to any other stadium in Africa.

This technically means that South Africa has Africa’s largest stadium.

With that being said, here are Africa’s largest Stadiums by their sitting capacity and the countries they are located.

Biggest African Stadiums:

  1. FNB Stadium

South Africa 🇿🇦

Siting Capacity: 94,736

  1. Borg El Arab Stadium

Egypt 🇪🇬

Siting Capacity: 86,000

  1. Stade des Martyrs

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Siting Capacity: 80,000

  1. Cairo International Stadium

Egypt 🇪🇬

Siting Capacity: 74,100

  1. Stade Mohammed V

Morocco 🇲🇦

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Siting Capacity: 67,000

  1. Mogadishu Stadium

Somalia 🇸🇴

Siting Capacity: 65,000

  1. Stade 5 Juillet

Algeria 🇩🇿

Siting Capacity: 64,000

  1. Ellis Park Stadium

South Africa 🇿🇦

Siting Capacity: 62,567

  1. Abuja Stadium

Nigeria 🇳🇬

Sitting Capacity: 60,491

  1. Stade 7 November

Tunisia 🇹🇳

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. Stade National de la Côte d’Ivoire

Ivory Coast

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. Stade Municipal de Kintélé

Republic of the Congo

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. Bahir Dar Stadium

Ethiopia 🇪🇹

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. Mkapa Stadium

Tanzania 🇹🇿

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. Stade Leopold Senghor

Senegal 🇸🇳

Sitting Capacity 60,000

  1. Moi International Sports Centre

Kenya 🇰🇪

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. Heroes National Stadium

Zambia 🇿🇲

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. National Sports Stadium

Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. Odi Stadium

South Africa 🇿🇦

Sitting Capacity: 60,000

  1. Mmabatho Stadium

South Africa 🇿🇦

Sitting Capacity: 59,000

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