Ahmed Zabana Stadium

Ahmed Zabana Stadium
ملعب أحمد زبانة
Stade Ahmed Zabana
Zabana
Full name Ahmed Zabana Stadium
Former names Parc Municipal des Sports
Henri Fouquès-Duparc
Municipal
19 June 1965
Location El Hamri, Oran, Algeria
Coordinates 35°41′00″N 0°38′10″W / 35.683315°N 0.636221°W / 35.683315; -0.636221Coordinates: 35°41′00″N 0°38′10″W / 35.683315°N 0.636221°W / 35.683315; -0.636221
Owner APC of Oran
Capacity 40,000
Record attendance 60,000 Algeria-Brazil
(17 June 1965)
Surface Artificial turf
Construction
Built 1955
Opened 5 May 1957
Renovated 1988, 2005, 2008
Tenants
MC Oran (football)
Stade Oranais (rugby)
Algeria rugby union team

Ahmed Zabana Stadium (Arabic: ملعب أحمد زبانة) is a multi-purpose stadium in Oran, Algeria. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It is the home ground of MC Oran. The stadium holds 40,000.[1] Currently, a new stadium, called Olympic Stadium, is being constructed.

History

The stadium was built in 1955 in the El Hamri district of Oran, known as Lyautey at the time, by mayor Henri Fouquès-Duparc. The stadium was inaugurated on 5 May 1957 with a capacity of 40,000 spectators, making it the biggest stadium in Africa at the time. After the independence of Algeria it was renamed Municipal Stadium. After it was named again Stade 19 Juin 1965 in commemoration of the coup of Ahmed Ben Bella by Houari Boumediene made at that date. It was then renamed again to Stade Ahmed Zabana in honor of Algerian revolutionary Ahmed Zabana.

In January 2008, it was renovated to make it compatible with the practice of Rugby union. It was equipped with artificial turf (fifth generation) to replace natural grass in poor condition. In the 2016-17 domestic league season, tenants MC Oran drew an average home attendance of 12,000.

Matches

These are some historically important matches that have been played in the stadium around its history:

Statistic matches of Algeria national team

Stadium P W D L GF GA GD Win % First Match Most Recent
Municipal / 19 June / Ahmed Zabana Stadium29145105335+1848.28%16 October 1962, v. Nîmes Ol.4 September 2005, v. Nigeria

See also

Notes & references

Notes

    References

    1. Stadium profile - mondedufoot
    Preceded by
    Stadio Artemio Franchi
    Florence
    World Military Cup
    Final Venue

    1960
    Succeeded by
    19 Mayıs Stadium
    Ankara
    Preceded by
    Stade Mohamed V
    Casablanca
    CAF Champions League
    Final Venue

    1989
    Succeeded by
    Stade 5 Juillet 1962
    Algiers
    Preceded by
    Dobsonville Stadium
    Johannesburg
    African U-20 Championship
    Final Venue

    2013
    Succeeded by
    Stade Leopold Senghor
    Dakar
    Preceded by
    none
    North African Tri Nations
    Final Venue

    2016
    Succeeded by
    Stade Mohamed V
    Casablanca
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