Olympic Stadium (Oran)

Olympic Stadium
CAF
Location Belgaïd, Bir El Djir
Oran, Algeria
Coordinates 35°43′42″N 0°32′57″W / 35.728435°N 0.549277°W / 35.728435; -0.549277Coordinates: 35°43′42″N 0°32′57″W / 35.728435°N 0.549277°W / 35.728435; -0.549277
Owner Ministry of Youth and Sport
Operator Ministry of Youth and Sport
Capacity 40,143
Field size 105 by 68 metres (115 by 74 yd)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1 June 2010
Built 2010–2018
Opened 1 December 2018 (2018-12-01)
Construction cost 142.3 millions US$
Main contractors China Metallurgical Group Corporation
Tenants
MC Oran (2018–) planned
Algeria national team (2018–) planned

Olympic Stadium (Oran) (Arabic: الملعب الأولمبي (وهران)) is a multi-use stadium in Belgaïd, Bir El Djir in the suburb of Oran, Algeria, that is currently under construction. Once completed in 2016, it will be used mostly for football matches and will host the home matches of MC Oran, replacing their current Ahmed Zabana Stadium. It will have a capacity of 40,143 people. The stadium is a part of the Olympic Complex of Oran.

History

Construction

On December 20, 2006, planned the project of construction of the Olympic Complex. The stadium was planned for a capacity of 75,000 seats but was reduced to 40.000.[1] On December 5, 2011, the minister of Youth and Sports, El Hachemi Djiar, announced that the stadium would be completed before the end of 2012.[2] He also added that the entire project would be finished in 2015. But due to delays in construction work, the complex will be finished in 2018.

Name of the stadium

In 2014, M. Mohamed Raouraoua president of the Algerian Football Federation suggested that the stadium can take the name of the former legendary footballer of MC Oran and of the national team Abdelkader Fréha.[3]

See also

References

  1. "Le stade olympique amputé de 35.000 places". La Voix de l'Oranie. Sofiane. December 21, 2006.
  2. Djiar à Oran: Le stade olympique livré avant fin 2012; Le Quotidien d'Oran, December 5, 2011
  3. Le nouveau stade d’Oran sera baptisé Abdelkader Fréha - DzairNews, May 22, 2014.


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