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Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023: Six World-Class Stadiums for the Battle of Titans

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African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

In the eagerly awaited 34th edition of Africa’s premier football tournament, AFCON 2023, a total of six world-class stadiums situated in five host cities—Abidjan, Bouake, Korogho, San Pedro, and Yamoussoukro—will be the epicenters of intense competition from Saturday, January 13, to Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Côte d’Ivoire, hosting the tournament for the second time, has meticulously prepared these stadiums, each possessing distinctive characteristics and significantly contributing to the country’s sports infrastructure.

The opening match between Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau will take place at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Saturday, January 13, at 8 pm, with the final showdown also set to unfold at the same venue on Sunday, February 11.

1. Alassane Ouattara Stadium

– City: Ebimpe

– Construction Date: 2016 – 2020

– Seating Capacity: 60,000

2. Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium

– City: Abidjan

– Built: 1952

– Renovated: 2021 – 2023

– Capacity: 29,000

– Renovation: 2019 – 2023

– Capacity: 40,000

 

3. Stade de la Paix (Peace Stadium)

– City: Korhogo

– Built: 2019 – 2023

– Seating Capacity: 20,000

 

4. Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium

– City: Yamoussoukro

– Built: 2019 – 2021

– Seating Capacity: 20,000

5. Stade Charles Konan Banny

– City: Yamoussoukro

– Built: 2019 – 2023

– Seating Capacity: 20,000

6. Stade Laurent Pokou

– City: San Pedro

– Built: 2019 – 2023

– Seating Capacity: 20,000

Football enthusiasts across the continent are anticipating a month of spectacular matches, and the choice of these stadiums adds to the excitement of AFCON 2023.


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