The Stade Mohamed V is a football stadium located in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. It is home to the Moroccan clubs Raja Casablanca and Wydad Casablanca.
Stade Mohamed V Stadium Capacity
Constructed in the year 1955, it has a capacity of more than 50,000 and hosts international matches of the Moroccan national team. The stadium is a part of an athletic complex and is located in Casablanca, Morocco.
After the inauguration of the stadium in 1955, it was named Stade Marcel Cerdan after Marcel Cerdan, who is regarded as the greatest French boxer ever. It had a capacity of 30,000 people then.
Next year, after Morocco got independence the stadium’s name was changed to Stade d'Honneur.
Before the start of 1980s, the stadium underwent renovations for the upcoming 1983 Mediterranean Games. With the additions of new stands, increased seating capacity of 90,000, construction of a gymnasium and covered swimming pool, the stadium was inaugurated again in 1981 with its name changed to Stade Mohammed V, named after King Mohammed V Ben Yousuff of Morocco.
The 1983 Mediterranean Games- Casablanca were held in the stadium. The fortnight long event was held from 3rd to 17th September. Italy won with most number of medals.
When Morocco hosted the 1988 African Cup of Nations, the final between Cameroon and Nigeria was contested here at the Stade Mohammed V, which Cameroon won 1-0.
Before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, there were some renovations in the stadium as Morocco had bid to host the World Cup and the seats were coloured red and green.
In 1997, there was a record attendance of 110,000 people during the Casablanca derby between Raja and Wydad.
A match of the 2018 Russia World Cup African qualifiers was held here between Guinea and Namibia, with Guinea winning 2-0.
Raja Casablanca won 2-0 at home against Racing de Casablanca on 30th December 2017 in the Botola Pro League.