10 best football stadiums in Morocco

Morocco is one of the African countries full of heritage and a large football fan base. Located in northern Africa, the country values football more than any other sport and has assigned special places to hold the matches.

These stadiums combine the culture, history, and love for football in one arena or more.

With that in mind, this article lists the ten best football stadiums in Morocco that host the country’s greatest and electrifying football matches.

1. Ibn Batouta Stadium

Ibn Batouta Stadium
Ibn Batouta Stadium. Image: X/532off
  • Location: Tangier, Morocco
  • Capacity: 68,000
  • Club: Morocco national football team and Ittihad Riadi Tanger football club
  • Popular Event Hosted: 2018 African Nations Championship

The Ibn Batouta stadium, also known as the Grand Stade of Tangier, is the biggest stadium in Morocco. It is located in Tangier, Morocco, and has a capacity of 68,000 people.

Ibn Batouta was named after the late Moroccan scholar and explorer Ibn Battuta. The stadium was opened on April 26, 2011, and the first match played was between IR Tanger and Atlético Madrid B.

Additionally, it has hosted international games such as the 2017 Trophée des Champions, the 2018 African Nations Championship, and the 2018 Supercopa de España.

Tangier’s stadium has also had major renovations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It is home to the Morocco national football team and the Ittihad Riadi Tanger football club.

2. Mohamed V Stadium

 Fans at Mohamed V Stadium
Mohamed V Stadium. Image: Wikipedia/KSKB1935 
  • Location: Casablanca
  • Capacity: 45,891
  • Club: Wydad AC and Raja CA
  • Popular event hosted: FIFA World Cup qualifications

The V Mohammed stadium is located at the centre of Casablanca. The stadium was named after the former King Mohammed V and is the oldest football stadium in Morocco.

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It was opened on March 6, 1955, and has been renovated several times, the latest in 2015.

With a seating capacity of 45,891 people, the Mohammed V stadium has hosted many local and international matches, such as the CAF Super Cup, CAF Champions League Finals, and the FIFA World Cup qualifications.

The stadium is home to the local football teams Wydad AC and Raja CA. Besides being a football arena, it has amenities for sports such as basketball, volleyball, handball, boxing, and an Olympic swimming pool.

3. Marrakesh Stadium

 Fans  Marrakesh Stadium during a match
Marrakesh Stadium. Image: Wikipedia/Nilgro 
  • Location: Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • Capacity: 45,240
  • Club: Kawkab Marrakesh football team
  • Popular event hosted: 2014 FIFA Club World Cup final game

Also known as the Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh Stadium is one of the football stadiums in Morocco. It was opened on January 5, 2011in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The stadium was completed in January 2012 and is home to the Kawkab Marrakesh football team.

With a seating capacity of 45,240 people and state-of-the-art facilities, it is one of the modern stadiums in Morocco considered capable of hosting Olympic Games.

Marrakesh Stadium has hosted various international events, such as the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup, the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup final games, and the 2014 African Championships in Athletics.

4. Adrar Stadium

Adrar Stadium
Adrar Stadium. Image: Wikipedia/IDF2019 
  • Location: Agadir, Morocco
  • Capacity: 45,480
  • Club: Morocco national football team
  • Popular event hosted: 2013 FIFA Club World Cup

Located in Agadir, Morocco, Adrar Stadium was built in June 2004 and was officially opened on October 11, 2013. It has a seating capacity of 45,480 people and is mostly used for football matches.

The stadium was supposed to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup games when Morocco applied to be the host country. Since its opening, the stadium has hosted four December 2013 FIFA Club World Cup matches.

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It is also home to the Morocco national football team and the Association football club Hassania Agadir, replacing the old stadium Al Inbiaâte.

5. Fez Stadium

 An ariel view of Fez Stadium
Fez Stadium. Image: X/AnssLmoch
  • Location: Fez, Morocco
  • Capacity: 45,000
  • Club: Maghreb de Fès and the Wydad de Fès football clubs
  • Popular event hosted: Final of the Throne Cup 2007

The Fez Stadium, alias the Fez sports complex, has a seating capacity of 45,000 people and is mostly used for football matches, but it also has athletic facilities.

Due to technical problems, the stadium was built in 2003 and was opened on November 25, 2007.

It is one of the best football stadiums in Morocco, containing a media room, a first aid centre, an infirmary, and a doping control room.

Its car park also has a visitor’s section accommodating up to 7,500 cars and 350 coaches. Additionally, the stadium is home to the Maghreb de Fès and the Wydad de Fès football clubs.

6. Larbi Zaouli Stadium

Larbi Zaouli Stadium
Larbi Zaouli Stadium. Image: X/RedDevilJoseph
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Capacity: 30,000
  • Club: TAS de Casablanca Raja CA and Wydad AC football teams
  • Popular event hosted: Final of the 1999 CAF Cup

Located in Casablanca, Morocco, the Larbi Zaouli stadium is home to TAS de Casablanca Raja CA and Wydad AC football teams.

It also has a seating capacity of 30,000 people since its renovation in 2019 and is the second largest stadium in Casablanca after the V Mohammed Stadium.

The stadium was named after the former coach, player, and president of the TAS of Casablanca, Larbi Zaouli.

It hosted the first leg final of the 1999 CAF Cup, a match between Wydad de Casablanca and Étoile du Sahel. In July 2002, the stadium hosted a match between Wydad and Raja in the quarter-finals of the Throne Cup.

7. Kenitra Municipal Stadium

Kenitra Municipal Stadium
Kenitra Municipal Stadium. Image: Wikipedia/KSKB1935
  • Location: Kenitra, Morocco
  • Capacity: 28,000
  • Club: Kénitra AC football
  • Popular event hosted: Kénitra AC football matches
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Kenitra Stadium was opened in 1941 and is thus one of the oldest stadiums in Morocco. The multi-use stadium has a seating capacity of up to 28,000 and is located in Kenitra, Morocco.

It is also used mostly for football matches, and its current tenant is the Kénitra AC football and basketball club.

The stadium is also a large leisure complex with side fields and sports amenities such as tennis courts and a large hippodrome.

8. Honneur Stadium

 Honneur Stadium
Honneur Stadium. Image: X/clubwacoff
  • Location: Meknes, Morocco
  • Capacity: 25,000
  • Club:  COD Meknès
  • Popular event hosted:  COD Meknès games

Located in Meknes, Morocco, the Honneur Stadium is home to the COD Meknès and hosts their home games with a capacity of 25,000 seats.

The stadium was built in 1962 and has undergone several improvements, the most recent being a synthetic turf in 2007.

9. El Harti Stadium

El Harti Stadium
El Harti Stadium. Image: Wikipedia/ Alan Price
  • Location: Marrakech
  • Capacity: 25,000
  • Club: KAC Marrakech
  • Popular event hosted: Kawkab Marrakech games

El Harti Stadium falls under the list of stadiums in Morocco established in Marrakech in 1930. It is used mostly for football matches, athletics, and previously hosted home games of Kawkab Marrakech.

The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people and was replaced by the Marrakech stadium in 2012 as the main home stadium for KAC Marrakech.

10. El Massira Stadium

El Massira Stadium
El Massira Stadium. Image: Google/El Massira Stadium
  • Location: Safi, Morocco
  • Capacity: 20,000
  • Club: Olympique Safi football team
  • Popular event hosted: Olympique Safi football team home matches

El Massira Stadium is the largest stadium established in Safi, Morocco. It is mostly for football matches and is the host stadium for the Olympique Safi football team.

The stadium, which was built in the 1940s, holds 20,000 people. Since its establishment, it has had minor renovations like the floodlights and synthetic turf in 2011.

El Massira stadium has high fences and an athletic layout that suits Olympique fans. The fans argue that their team needs a larger stadium, as El Massira is usually filled during home matches.

Let us know what you think of these football stadiums in Morocco. Which one do you think ranks tops?

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