Have you ever wondered which country in Africa has the best stadium? In this article, we will be reviewing the top best stadiums in Africa.
About Stadiums in Africa
There are over 50 stadiums in Africa with different sizes, structures, and capacities. These stadiums are large halls with multi-level structures where sports especially football, concerts, and events are viewed by spectators. They are constructed in such a way that all the viewers can see the playground.
The African continent can boast of a lot of standard stadium which is capable of hosting International games, sports, and events. Today, we are going to be reviewing the top best stadiums in Africa using the structures and capacity as criteria.
Top 10 Best Stadiums in Africa
Using the capacity, facilities available, structure, attractiveness, and comfort as criteria, below is the list of the top best stadiums in Africa.
1. First National Bank Stadium (FNB Stadium)
The First National Bank Stadium also known as the Soccer City Stadium is currently the best in Africa. When it comes to size, FNB is the largest with a capacity of 94,736.
Further, the stadium which is located in Johannesburg, South Africa was originally built in 1987 with a capacity of 80,000. It was later renovated to its current capacity making it the largest stadium in Africa and one of the best.
Apart from being used to host different crucial events including political, sports, and cultural, it is majorly used by the Kaiser Chief FC, a top football team in South Africa. FNB has hosted many major events like the 2010 FIFA competition, CAF African Cup Nations, Nelson Mandela’s first major appearance, and so on. See Top 10 Most Popular Sports In The World
2. Borg Al-Arab Stadium
Next on our list of top best stadiums in Africa is the Borg Al-Arab Stadium with a capacity of 86,000. The stadium is located physically in Alexandria in Egypt.
The stadium which is also the largest stadium in Egypt serves different purposes. This is including serving as a home to Pharaoh, the Egyptian national team, major sports, and track, and field events.
Borg Al-Arab Stadium has a whole lot of facilities including enough lighting, changing rooms, bathrooms, air conditioners, and so on making it conducive and standard. Hence, it is one of the top best stadiums in Africa.
3. Moses Mabhida Stadium
Named after a popular politician in South Africa, Moses Mabhida Stadium is an attractive stadium with a good pitch and standard facilities. There are provisions for passenger terminals, and parking stations for spectators making it one of the best stadiums in Africa.
The stadium which is located in Durban in South Africa was constructed with a whopping sum of $440,000. Moses Mabhida Stadium has a huge capacity of 56,000.
As the name implies, the Cape Town Stadium is one of the best stadiums in Africa which is located in Cape Town in South Africa. The stadium which is dedicated to rugby and football competitions has a huge capacity of 69,070.
It was originally built to accommodate 18,000 people before it was reconstructed to its current capacity in 2007. Since then it has hosted major sports matches, football teams, and clubs.
5. Cairo International Stadium
Cairo International Stadium is one of the few largest stadiums in the world that can be found in Africa. The multi-level structured hall which is located in Cairo in Egypt has a huge capacity of 74,100. It is also referred to as Naseer Stadium as it is located in Naseer City in South Africa.
6. Abuja National Stadium
The list of the top best stadium in Africa would not be completed without mentioning the Abuja National Stadium in Nigeria. The huge multi-level structured hall which is located in Abuja, Nigeria had a total capacity of 60,491.
It is used for major events including political, national, and sports activities. No doubt, the stadium which was constructed for $369 million has a lot of fascinating facilities making it comfortable and convenient to use. Check out the Top 10 Richest Footballers In Africa [Updated]
7. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Here is another top-best stadium in Africa that is named after a public figure. The stadium which is named after Nelson Mandela is located physically in Port Elizabeth in South Africa with a capacity of 48,459.
Although it has occupied more than that before when a temporary seat of 4000 in addition to its capacity was made during the 2010 FIFA world cup. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium has a whole lot of attractive facilities with a standard pitch.
8. Estadio II De Novembro
Estadio II De Novembro also known as Stadium II of Novembro is another of top best stadiums in Africa on our list. The stadium which can accommodate 50,000 people is located physically in Belas Municipality in Luanda, Angola.
The stadium is named after the independent date of Angola as a country. Like many other stadiums on our list, Estadio II De Novembro stadium has been used to host many major national events including political, sports, and gaming activities. The 2010 African Cup of Nations was hosted in this stadium.
9. Peter Mokaba Stadium
Ever heard of the impressive and large stadium called Peter Mokaba Stadium? It is a stadium that is physically located in Polokwane South Africa. The stadium is named after a political activist in South Africa.
Many other top best and largest stadiums in Africa were not mentioned on the list. The likes of Stade 5 Juliet Stadium with a huge capacity of 64,000, Ellis Park Stadium with a capacity of 62,567, Mogadishu Stadium with a 65,000 capacity, and so on.
No doubt, the African continent is blessed with a lot of stadiums but we can only mention the top best on this list. Have you ever been to any of these stadiums before? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section, thanks!