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The following is an incomplete list of sports stadiums in Africa. They are ordered by their capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators the stadium can accommodate. Most large stadiums in Africa are used for Soccer, with some also used for Athletics and Rugby Union. Currently all African stadiums with a capacity of 30,000 or more are included. The FNB Stadium in Johannesburg will become the largest stadium in Africa when its capacity is increased to 94,700 for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This will be the first time an African country has hosted the World Cup. The Olympic Games have never been staged in Africa.

Rank Stadium Capacity City Country Home Team/s
1 Soccer City 94,700 Johannesburg South Africa South Africa South Africa national football team and Kaizer Chiefs
2 Borg El Arab Stadium 86,000 Alexandria Egypt Egypt Egypt
3 Stade des Martyrs 80,000 Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Congo DR national football team
4 Cairo International Stadium 74,100 Cairo Egypt Egypt Egypt, Al-Ahly, El Zamalek
5 Moses Mabhida Stadium 70,000 Durban South Africa South Africa
6 Cape Town Stadium 69,070 Cape Town South Africa South Africa
7 Stade 5 Juillet 1962 66,000 Algiers Algeria Algeria MC Algiers
8 Stade 7 November 65,000 Radès Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia national football team
9 Ellis Park Stadium 62,567 Johannesburg South Africa South Africa Lions (rugby), Golden Lions, Wanderers Cricket Club, South Africa national rugby team and Orlando Pirates
=10 Abuja Stadium 60,000 Abuja Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria national football team
=10 Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium 60,000 Dar es Salaam Tanzania Tanzania Tanzania national football team
=10 Stade Leopold Senghor 60,000 Dakar Senegal Senegal Senegal national football team, ASC Jeanne d'Arc
=10 Moi International Sports Centre 60,000 Nairobi Kenya Kenya Kenya national football team
=10 National Sports Stadium 60,000 Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe national football team
=10 Odi Stadium 60,000 Mabopane South Africa South Africa Garankuwa United
16 Stade Mohamed V 55,000 Casablanca Morocco Morocco Morocco, Raja Casablanca, Wydad Casablanca
=17 Stade Moulay Abdellah 52,000 Rabat Morocco Morocco Morocco, FAR
=17 Kings Park Stadium 52,000 Durban South Africa South Africa Sharks (rugby), Natal Sharks, South Africa national rugby team
19 Loftus Versfeld Stadium 51,762 Pretoria South Africa South Africa Bulls (rugby), Blue Bulls, South Africa national rugby team
20 Newlands Stadium 51,100 Cape Town South Africa South Africa Stormers, South Africa national rugby team and Western Province (rugby)
=22 June 11 Stadium 50,000 Tripoli Libya Libya Libya, Al-Ahly, Al-Ittihad, Al Madina Tripoli
=22 Estádio 11 de Novembro 50,000 Luanda Angola Angola 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
=22 Stade 26 mars 50,000 Bamako Mali Mali Stade Malien
24 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 48,000 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth South Africa South Africa
24 Peter Mokaba Stadium 46,000 Polokwane South Africa South Africa
=24 Suez Canal Stadium 45,000 Suez Egypt Egypt Petrojet
=24 Fez Stadium 45,000 Fes Morocco Morocco Maghreb Fez
=24 Stade Chahid Hamlaoui 45,000 Constantine Algeria Algeria CS Constantine
=24 Free State Stadium 45,000 Mangaung/Bloemfontein South Africa South Africa
=24 Stade El Menzah 45,000 Tunis Tunisia Tunisia Club Africain, Espérance
=24 Stade d'Agadir 45,000 Agadir Morocco Morocco Hassania Agadir
24 Mbombela Stadium 44,000 Nelspruit South Africa South Africa
24 Estádio da Machava 42,000 Maputo Mozambique Mozambique Mozambique
24 Royal Bafokeng Stadium 42,000 Rustenburg South Africa South Africa Platinum Stars
30 Kumasi Sports Stadium 40,528 Kumasi Ghana Ghana Asante Kotoko, King Faisal Babes
31 Mandela National Stadium 40,202 Kampala Uganda Uganda Express FC
=32 National Stadium 40,000 Lagos Nigeria Nigeria some Nigeria matches
=32 Mubarak International Stadium 40,000 Giza Egypt Egypt Egypt
=32 Kamazu Stadium 40,000 Blantyre Malawi Malawi Malawi
=32 March 28 Stadium 40,000 Benghazi Libya Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi, Al-Nasr Benghazi, Al Tahaddy Benghazi, some Libya matches
=32 Ohene Djan Stadium 40,000 Accra Ghana Ghana Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, Great Olympics
=32 Stade 19 Mai 1956 40,000 Annaba Algeria Algeria USM Annaba
=32 Stade Omar Bongo 40,000 Libreville Gabon Gabon FC 105 Libreville
=32 Thohoyandou Stadium 40,000 Thohoyandou South Africa South Africa Black Leopards
=32 Orlando Stadium 40,000 Johannesburg South Africa South Africa Orlando Pirates, Kaiser Chiefs, Moroka Swallows
38 Stade Omnisports 38,720 Yaounde Cameroon Cameroon Canon Yaoundé, Tonnerre Yaoundé
39 Johannesburg Stadium 37,500 Johannesburg South Africa South Africa Orlando Pirates
40 Free State Stadium 36,538 Bloemfontein South Africa South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic, Free State Cheetahs, Central Cheetahs
=41 Arab Contractors Stadium 35,000 Cairo Egypt Egypt Al-Mokawloon al-Arab
=41 CCM Kirumba Stadium 35,000 Mwanza Tanzania Tanzania Toto African
=41 Charles Mopeli Stadium 35,000 Phuthaditjhaba South Africa South Africa some Free State Stars matches
=41 Estádio da Cidadela 35,000 Luanda Angola Angola Petro Atletico, Sport Luanda e Benfica, Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto
=41 Honneur Stadium 35,000 Oujda Morocco Morocco Mouloudia Oujda
=41 Pietersburg Stadium 35,000 Polokwane South Africa South Africa none; formerly Ria Stars
=41 Rufaro Stadium 35,000 Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe local teams
=41 Stade de l'Amitié 35,000 Cotonou Benin Benin Benin national football team
=41 Stade du 4-Août 35,000 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Etoile Filante Ouagadougou
=41 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny 35,000 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire ASEC Mimosas
=41 Stade Général Seyni Kountché 35,000 Niamey Niger Niger Sahel SC
=41 Stade Municipal de Lubumbashi 35,000 Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo TP Mazembe
=41 Mogadiscio Stadium 35,000 Mogadishu Somalia Somalia local teams
=41 Complexo da Sr. da Graça 35,000 Benguela Angola Angola 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
=55 Wanderers Stadium 34,000 Johannesburg South Africa South Africa Highveld Lions cricket team, Transvaal cricket team, some South Africa national cricket team matches
56 EPRFU Stadium 33,852 Port Elizabeth South Africa South Africa Mighty Elephants
57 Addis Abeba Stadium 33,000 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ethiopia Saint-George SA
58 Olympia Stadium 32,000 Rustenburg South Africa South Africa some local teams matches
=59 National Stadium 30,000 Freetown Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Sierra Leone national football team, East End Lions, Mighty Blackpool, Ports Authority
=59 Nyayo National Stadium 30,000 Nairobi Kenya Kenya AFC Leopards
=59 Stade de Kégué 30,000 Lomé Togo Togo Togo national football team
=59 Stade Municipal 30,000 Bobo-Dioulasso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Association Sportive des Fonctionnaires de Bobo, Racing Club de Bobo
=59 Samuel K. Doe National Stadium 30,000 Monrovia Liberia Liberia Multi-use
=59 Stade de la Réunification 30,000 Douala Cameroon Cameroon Union Douala, Les Astres FC
=59 Stade Ahmed Kaïd 30,000 Tiaret Algeria Algeria JSM Tiaret
=59 Stade Tata Raphaël 30,000 Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo some Kinshasa clubs matches
=59 Bani Ebid Stadium 30,000 Bani Ebid Egypt Egypt Bani Ebeid Club
=59 Independence Stadium 30,000 Lusaka Zambia Zambia Green Buffaloes, Zambia national football team
=59 Stade Larbi Zaouli 30,000 Casablanca Morocco Morocco Tihad Sportif Casablanca

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