A stadium is a location or venue for (mostly) outdoor sports, outdoor concerts, or other live events and consists of a large field or stage either partly or entirely surrounded by a tiered structure designed to let spectators to stand or sit and view the event. This article details the biggest stadiums in Africa, ordered by their audience capacity. The sitting capacity figures are for each stadium’s permanent total accommodation, including seating and any official standing areas.
The sitting capacity does include movable seating – used by multi-purpose stadiums to regularly transform the stadium for various sports, and retractable seating for secure standing, but excludes any temporary seating or standing, such as for live concerts. Stadiums are sorted out in the list based on the biggest of these capacities. Note that this list does not include the race tracks, closed or inactive stadiums, or the figures attained from temporary spectator capacity.
Here are the top 20 biggest stadiums in Africa.
||FNB Stadium||South Africa
||Borg El Arab Stadium||Egypt
||Stade des Martyrs||Democratic Republic of the Congo
||Cairo International Stadium||Egypt
||Stade Mohammed V||Morocco
||Stade 5 Juillet||Algeria
||Ellis Park Stadium||South Africa
||Stade 7 November||Tunisia
||Stade National de la Côte d’Ivoire||Ivory Coast
||Stade Municipal de Kintélé||Republic of the Congo
||Bahir Dar Stadium||Ethiopia
||Stade Leopold Senghor||Senegal
||Moi International Sports Centre||Kenya
||Heroes National Stadium||Zambia
||National Sports Stadium||Zimbabwe
||Odi Stadium||South Africa
||Mmabatho Stadium||South Africa