Key facts

Address Tamale
Capacity 20,000 seats
Build Date 2008


Tamale Stadium (currently referred to as Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium) is a stadium located in Tamale, Ghana. Although it is a multi-purpose stadium, it is mainly used for football matches. This is a permanent home for Real Tamale United, a football team. The ground is also used by Ghana national football team.

Tamale Stadium was constructed in 2008. All construction works were conducted by the Shanghai Construction Group, a Chinese construction, and engineering company. The current capacity of the stadium allows welcoming around 20,000 people. All in all, there are 10,000 seats available. Tamale Stadium was chosen to be a venue for the African Cup of Nations that took place in 2008. NSC/RCC is the current owner the stadium.

In December 2017, the stadium was renamed Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium after the Aliu Mahama, who was vice president of Ghana for eight years from 2001 to 2009. Tamale Stadium looks similar to the Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium, which is also located in Ghana. The Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium also has the capacity of 20 000 people, it was also built in 2008, it was also one of the venues used for the 2008 African Cup of Nations, and it also belongs to NSC/RCC.