Football in Africa is a game of passion for both the players and fans. Despite football or soccer players gaining support from their fans, some African countries go beyond to express their love for football in the stadiums they contruct in their respective countries based on quality which are also the most expensive stadiums in africa. Let’s get to it right away.
1. Cape Town Stadium, South Africa – $600 Million
On top of the list, the most expensive stadium is the Cape Town Stadium in South Africa which was constructed on a budget of $600 Million. It is located in the Legislative capital of south Africa constructed on the previous site of the Green Point Stadium, a name by which it is occasionally referred to.
2. Moses Mabhida Stadium, South Africa – $450 Million
In the second place of this list is the Moses Mabhida Stadium in South Africa constructed on a budget of $450 million. This Durban stadium has hosted a number of 2010 World Cup games. During the tournament, it had a capacity of 62,760 due to the use of temporary tiers. Since the World Cup, the capacity has been reduced to 54,000.
3. FNB Stadium, South Africa – $440 Million
South Africa’s stadiums are holding on the top area of the list of Africa’s most expensive stadiums. In third place is the African stadium FND (FIRST NATIONAL BANK STADIUM) Stadium in south Africa which cost the African government. The Stadium in Nasrec, South Africa is better known to many people internationally as Soccer City. It is the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94,736 people
4. Abuja Stadium, Nigeria – $360 Million
The Abuja Stadium in Nigeria is the fourth on the list and it was constructed on a budget of $ 360 Million. The stadium being the first expensive stadium on the list to feature outside of South Africa is located in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja.
5. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, South Africa – $270 Million
Overlooking the North End Lake in Port Elizabeth this 48,459-seater stadium is located in the heart of the city. Named after South Africa’s legendary former President the stadium’s cost spiraled out of control during construction.
6. Estádio 11 de Novembro, Angola – $227 Million
Named in the honor of Angola’s independence Day, Estádio 11 de Novembro stadium in Angola is a multi-use stadium in Luanda, Angola which hosted the nine matches of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. Its cost of construction is $227 Million thereby putting it in sixth place on the list of Africa’s most expensive stadiums.
7. Peter Mokaba Stadium, South Africa -$150 Million
The Peter Mokaba Stadium which is also a football and rugby union stadium in Polokwane, South Africa, that was used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup has a capacity of 45,500. Located in Polokwane, South Africa, the stadium is another built for the World Cup and is also the home to Black Leopards FC. The construction of the stadium costa fortune which is Rand1.245 billion (US$150 million).
8. Mbombela Stadium, South Africa – $140 Million
The first of six stadiums in this list was built in preparation for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. With a capacity of 40,929, it is also the smallest of the stadiums constructed for the World Cup. The stadium was made possible through taxpayer funding at a cost of $140 Million.
9. Stade Olympique de Radès, Tunisia – $110 Million
In ninth place, we have the Stade Olympique de Rades in Tunisia. This multi-purpose stadium with a capacity of 60,000 and is situated in Rades, Tunisia was constructed on a budget of $110 Million. The ground was built for the 2001 Mediterranean Games and is famed for its modern, contemporary structure.
10) Estadio Nacio De Ombaka- $100 Million
Ombaka National Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Benguela, Angola. Completed in 2010, it is used mostly for football matches. The cost of Construction for this amazing structure is $100 million. This categorizes the stadium as the least on the list of top 10 most expensive stadiums in Africa
By Tabi Anne Nkongho