Located around 25 km West of Alexandria in Egypt, the Borg El Arab Stadium is the largest stadium in Egypt and second largest in African continent.
This grass surfaced, 105 by 70 metres field sized stadium is also the 27th largest stadium in the world, and the 9th largest association football stadium in the world. This stadium was originally commissioned to be a part of ambitious project of five international-standard stadiums built for Egypt's bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Even though the stadium serves to be home to Egyptian national football team along with the Cairo International Stadium and the Gaza Mubarak Stadium, this stadium has failed to bee the home ground of any of the football clubs in Egypt.
This is because they already fail to reach the 20,000+ mark in any of their current games and are quite infamous. The final matches of the Egyptian Cup are held in the stadium every year. Also, Egyptian club, Al-Ahly holds some of their home games at the stadium.
The stadium is unique in the way that it was designed and built completely by the Egyptian Armed Forces Corps of Engineers and opened to public in the year of 2007. The stadium is said to resemble the stadium Stade de France.
For the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the stadium hosted only one match which was the opening match of Egypt versus Trinidad and Tobago apart from the opening ceremony of the competition. It was also the first international tournament held at the stadium.
Since 2012, the team Egyptian National has played most home games at this very stadium. The stadium saw a record attendance of 86,000 football fans for the qualifiers match of 2018 FIFA World Cup between Egypt and Congo in October 2017. Egypt won against Congo with two goals scored by Mohamed Salah.
Recent and Future Matches
At present, the Egypt Cup, Egypt Super Cup and Egyptian Premier League are being held at the stadium.