Key facts

Address Qesm Al Amereyah, Alexandria Governorate
Capacity 86,000 seats
Build Date 2007
Record Attendance 86,000 (Egypt 2–1 Congo)


The Borg el-Arab Stadium is a multi-use venue located near Alexandria, Egypt. It was constructed in 2006, and today, it is the biggest stadium in Egypt. It is also the 2nd biggest stadium in Africa. This is an all-seater venue that is able to host 86 000 people. Originally, it was intended to be one of the stadiums for the FIFA World Cup that took place in 2010.

The stadium designed and constructed by the EAFCE. It features 4 floodlights and several stands, but only one of them is covered. None of the football teams managed to reach the attendance of 20,000 people for their games to get the stadium as their home ground.

There is pretty large parking located near the stadium. It is able to fit 5,000 vehicles. There is a big umbrella that covers 35% of the Borg el-Arab Stadium. The stadium has all comforts for the visitors, including air-conditioning. There are eight elevators, two additional sub-stadiums that are used for training, and each of them can host 2,000 people. The green areas are located on 250,000 m2.

There are also two locker rooms as well as an Athletics stadium, which is suitable for 200 people. There is also a large swimming pool as well as a gym. The stadium features more than three hundred bathrooms.