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Top 10 most expensive stadia in Africa

Top 10 most expensive stadia in Africa

Here is the list of the Top 10 most expensive stadia (Stadiums) in Africa

BraggsSports takes a look at the top 10 most expensive stadia in Africa as of 2021.

1. CAPE TOWN STADIUM

Construction Cost: $600 million

Country: South Africa

Capacity: 55,000 but when demand exceeds capacity, the stands alongside the pitch may be enlarged to create the total stadium capacity of 69,070 seats.

At a construction cost of $600 million, the Cape Town Stadium, located in the legislative capital of South Africa (Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town) is the most expensive stadium in Africa. The stadium, which is often referred to as the “Green Point Stadium” because it sits on the piece land that previously housed the Green Point stadium. It is the home ground of Premier Soccer League clubs Ajax Cape Town (since 2010) and Cape Town City (since 2016). It has also hosted the South Africa Sevens rugby tournament since 2015.

2. MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM

Construction Cost: $450 million

Country: South Africa

Capacity: 54,000

The stadium was named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. It is a multi-use stadium. The stadium became a venue for several events, like bungee jumping, concerts, cricket, football, golf practice, motorsports and rugby union.

This stadium is located in Durban, it hosted most of the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches. Inside it lies a modern sporting institute and a trans-modal transport facility, which was needful because of the World Cup. It presently sits 54,000, although it had a sitting capacity of 62,760 during the world cup.

3. FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB) STADIUM

Construction Cost: $440 million

Country: South Africa

Capacity: 94,736

The FNB Stadium, popularly known as Soccer City or The Calabash (due to its resemblance to the African pot), is located in Nasrec, South Africa. With a capacity of 94,736, Soccer City is the largest stadium in Africa. It is the home ground of Kaizer Chiefs F.C. and the South Africa National Football team. It was the site of Nelson Mandela’s first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison in 1990 and also his final public appearance in the final match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was between the Netherlands and Spain.

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4. MOSHOOD ABIOLA NATIONAL STADIUM (ABUJA NATIONAL STADIUM)

Construction Cost: $360 million

Country: Nigeria

Capacity: 60,491

The Moshood Abiola National Stadium is an all-seater national sports stadium located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. The stadium is home to the Nigerian national football team. The Nigerian Federal Government approved the contract for the construction of the stadium July 18, 2000, for the 8th All Africa Games which took place in October 2003. The 60,491-capacity stadium is an ultra-modern multipurpose sports.

5. Olembe Stadium (Paul Biya Stadium)

Construction Cost: Over $320million and still under Construction

Country: Cameroon

Capacity: 60,000

The Paul Biya Stadium, named after President Paul Biya, is currently nearling the end of its construction on a surface area of 34 hectares (84 acres) in the Olembe neighborhood in Yaounde, some 13 km (8.1 mi) from the city center. Upon completion, the stadium will be the largest in all of Cameroon, ninth largest in Africa, and tied for tenth largest in Africa after the completion of the Grand Stade de Casablanca in 2025.

The future sports complex of Olembe, in northern Yaoundé, Cameroon will include the Paul Biya Stadium with a capacity of 60,000 seats (all covered), two training stadiums, with 1,000 seats each, a gymnasium, handball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, an Olympic swimming pool, a 5 star hotel with 70 rooms, a shopping mall, a museum and a cinema.

6. NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

Construction Cost: $270 million

Country: South Africa

Capacity: 46,500

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a 46,500-seater stadium in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is the only world-class football stadium in the Eastern Cape Province. It hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches and the third place play off, it is the home of Chippa United football club and Southern Kings & Eastern Province Elephants which are rugby union teams.

7. ESTADIO 11 DE NOVEMBRO

Construction Cost: $227 million

Country: Angola

Capacity: 50,000

The Estádio 11 de Novembro, named after the date of Angola’s independence is located in Belas municipality in Luanda, Angola. It is a multi-purpose stadium. The 50,000-seater stadium, completed in 2010 ahead of the 2010 Africa Nations Cup hosted nine matches during the tournament, including five Group A matches, one Group B match, one quarter-final, one semi-final, and the final. It is currently used on a regular basis by football clubs Premeiro de Agosto, Petro de Luanda and Sport Luanda e Benfica who play in Girabola.

8. PETER MOKABA STADIUM

Construction Cost: $150 million

Country: South Africa

Capacity: 41,733

The Peter Mokaba Stadium is a football and rugby union stadium in Polokwane, South Africa, which was named after a former leader of the ANC Youth League, Peter Mokaba. The stadium is one of five new stadiums that were built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It has a capacity of 41,733 and was used for the World Cup. The stadium was used intensely for training and matches; therefore, the natural grass has been reinforced with artificial fibres, which anchors the field into a stable and a level grass surface. Polokwane. The stadium is used by Limpopo Blue Balls which is a South African rugby union team.

9. MBOMBELA STADIUM

Construction Cost: $140 million

Country: South Africa

Capacity: 40,929

The Mbombela Stadium is a newly built, all-seater, 40,929-seat stadium located on open land six kilometres west of Nelspriut, South Africa. It was one of the ten venues for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Construction commenced in February 2007 and was completed in November 2009. The construction contract was awarded to Basil Read Construction and Bouygues Construction. The stadium is the centrepiece of a proposed wider sports precinct with rugby, athletics and cricket as well as other sporting codes. The stadium is now used by Pumas, which is a South African rugby union team that competes in the Premier Division of the Currie Cup and the Northern Section of the Vodacom Cup.

10. STADE OLYMPIQUE DE RADES

Construction Cost: $110 million

Country: Tunisia

Capacity: 60,000

This multi-purpose stadium is located in Rades, Tunisia. The beautiful masterpiece was constructed and opened in 2001 as one of the stadiums used for the Mediterranean Games and got renovated in 2015. It makes this list not only as being expensive but also as being ecstatic and considered to be one of the best stadiums in Africa. The Tunisian national football team, Esperance de Tunis, Club Africain and Stade Tunisien use it as their home grounds.

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