Top 10 Most Expensive Stadiums in Africa
What is the most expensive Stadium in Africa? How much did it cost to build the structure? Which country is this stadium located? Football in Africa has taken a great leap and is on the verge of being one of the most prominent sport on the continent. Which Stadia make it on this top ten shortlist of the Top 10 Most Expensive Stadiums in Africa. Watch & Bet on Football Here =>
Is it Chipa United’s Nelson Mandela Bay stadium which takes the first spot on the list? Or is it Kaizer Chiefs FNB Stadium? Well! Their is only one way to find out and that’s by reading through this list on the Top 10 Most Expensive Stadiums in Africa.
List of the most expensive stadiums in Africa
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10. Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium – $53 Million
The national stadium was opened in 2007. The stadium is located in the Tanzanian capital of Dare salaam. It was named after Tanzania third president Benjamin Mkapa. It is a multi-purpose stadium but plays host to a number of major football games as it is now the home of the Tanzania national football team.
The 60,000 seater stadium is the eleventh largest stadium in Africa, it was built by the Beijing Construction Engineering Group at a cost of $56 million making it the tenth most expensive stadium in Africa.
9. Stade Olympique de Radès – $110 Million
The Stade Olympique de Rades is a multi-purpose stadium located in Rades, Tunisia. It has a capacity of 60,000 making it one of the biggest in Africa. It was mainly built to host the 2001 Mediterranean Games. It is most used for football events but can also facilitate athletics. It is considered as one of the best stadiums in Africa.
8. Mbombela Stadium – $140 Million
Mbombela stadium was one of the ten stadiums that played host to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The 40,929 capacity stadium was one of the newly built stadiums in South Africa to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It has a construction cost of $140 million making it the eighth most expensive stadium in Africa. It is located in Nelspruit, South Africa. Watch & Bet on Football Here =>
The stadium has the same name as the Nelspruit new name, In 2009 Nelspruit was officially renamed Mbombela by the South African government.
7. Peter Mokaba Stadium – $150 Million
Peter Mokaba stadium in located Polokwane, South Africa. This stadium played host to a number of games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup it has a capacity of 45,500 making it one of the biggest stadiums in South Africa. It was named after Peter Mokaba, former leader of the ANC Youth League. The Polokwane City-owned stadium cost $150 million in construction making it the seventh most expensive stadium in Africa. It has also played host of Rugby games.
6. Estádio 11 de Novembro – $227 Million
Named in honor of Angola’s independence day. The Estadio 11 de Novembro is located in the capital of Angola Luanda. The 55,000 capacity stadium hosted nine matches of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations it is not only for football use but it’s a multi-purpose stadium.
The Stadium was constructed by Shanghai Urban Corporation Group in 2008 and was opened in 2009 just before theAfrica Cup of nations in 2010.
5. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – $270 Million
Located on the North end lake of Port Elizabeth. The Nelson Mandela Bay stadium is one of the most expensive stadiums in Africa with a construction cost of $270 million making it the fifth most expensive. The Stadium was named after South African first president Nelson Mandela. It was one the coastal stadiums built to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it cost about Rand 2.05 billion it was opened in 2007 but was renovated and expanded in 2009.
It is home to PSL side Chipa United and also plays hosts on a couple of Rugby matches.
4. Abuja Stadium – $360 Million
Abuja stadium is the last stadium on the list which is outside South Africa. The stadium is located in the Capital city of Nigeria, this stadium is home to the Nigerian national football team and is also hosts of a number of sporting events. It is by far the largest stadium in Nigerian with a capacity of 60,491.
The main purpose for the construction of this stadium was to host the 8th All Africa Games back in 2003. The Stadium is the fourth most expensive in Africa with a constructional cost of $360 million. Watch & Bet on Football Here =>
3. FNB Stadium – $440 Million
Host to the 2010 World Cup final game between the Netherlands and Spain. The FNB stadium is popularly known as the ”Soccer City” or the ”Calabash” to the people. The Johannesburg stadium is home to PSL giants Kaizer Chief and the South African national team. It has a capacity of 94,736 also making it one of the finest and Biggest Football stadiums in the world. It was the site where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after he was released from prison in 1990 and also served as a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on 10th December 2013.
It has been nicknamed the ”Calabash” because of the resemblance to the African pot. It has a construction cost of $440 million making it the third most expensive stadium in africa.
2. Moses Mabhida Stadium – $450 Million
Moses Mabhinda Stadium takes up second spot on the list. The stadium played host to a couple of games at the 2010 World Cup hosted by South Africa. The 54,000 seater stadium is located in Durban South Africa, During the 2010 World Cup the stadium was expanded to a 62,760 seater to carter for the World Cup games.
The stadium was named after Moses Mabhinda, former general secretary of South African communist party. It is currently run by South African PSL club Amazulu and the South African cricket team.
1. Cape Town Stadium – $600 Million
Cape Town Stadium is the most expensive stadium in Africa
The 55,000 seater stadium takes up top spot as the Most Expensive Stadium in African with a building cost of $600 million. The South African stadium was built by South African company Muray and Roberts.
It has a capacity of 55,000 but was expanded to 64,100 at the 2010 World Cup which was hosted by South Africa. The site at which it was built at was the place of the old stadium Green Point Stadium. Watch & Bet on Football Here =>
The Cape town stadium broke ground in 2007 and was officially opened in 2009. It is located in Cape Town, South Africa.
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