Cairo International Stadium
Cairo International Stadium (Arabic: ستاد القاهرة الدولي) or "Stad El-Qahira El-Dawly", is an Olympic-standard, multi-use stadium with an all-seated capacity of 74,100. It is the Arab World and Africa's largest and foremost Olympic-standard facility befitting the role of Cairo, Egypt as the center of events in the region. Located in Nasr City; a suburb north east of Cairo, it was completed in 1960, and was inaugurated by President Gamal Abdel Nasser on 23rd July that year, the eighth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.
In 2005 in preparation for the 2006 African Cup of Nations it underwent a major renovation, and was brought up to 21st century world standard along with all its multi-game Olympic facilities.
The Stadium is located about 10 km west of Cairo International Airport and about 30 km (30 min) from downtown Cairo.
Cairo Stadium is known for its tremendous atmosphere and its very large capacity. This was never more evident than during the 2006 African cup of Nations, which were held in Egypt. When Egypt had their matches in Cairo Stadium, the stadium seemed to nearly erupt. Before seats were added to all sections in 2005, the stadium was notorious for holding more people than it was intended to. It is rumored to have hosted over 120,000 for a match between El-Zamalek (football team) football club and El Ahly football club. Without seats, fans were able to squeeze together and sit in aisles. This number was actually achieved and realized a few years back in 1986 African Cup of Nations Final match which was held in Egypt and Egypt won against Cameroon.
Cairo Stadium is a strong symbol of Egyptian football. Nearly all of the most important Egyptian matches are held there. It carries an extremely rich history which includes many memorable football moments that range from Hossam Hassan's famous header to secure Egypt's attendance in Italia 90 World Cup, numerous African Cup of Nations tournaments which included the latest 2006 trophy, and the famous derby matches between Ahly and Zamalek.
It has also served as the main stadium of the 1991 All-Africa Games.
Cairo Military Academy Stadium
The Cairo Military Academy Stadium (Arabic: إستاد الكلية الحربية بالقاهرة Istād al-Kullīyah al-Ḥarbīyah bil-Qāhira) is located in Cairo, Egypt and has a total capacity of 28,500. It was one of six stadiums to be used in the 2006 African Cup of Nations, held in Egypt. In 2009 the stadium will be rebuilt and will hold 65 000 spectators.
Seven miles up the road from Cairo International Stadium, heading for Cairo International Airport, there is the Cairo Military Academy Stadium at the far end of Orouba Street in the north-eastern Heliopolis district of Cairo.
Locally known as Estad El Koleya El Harbeya, it was built in 1989 for the use of military teams and students at the military academy. The ground accommodated home games of Al Ahly and Zamalek during the refurbishing of the Cairo International Stadium and occasionally still serves to stage matches of the old foes.
The stadium has a small roof extension serving as a cover for the main stand. On demand, during matches rent-a-crowd military cadets serve as ground-fillers in addition to the sparse paying spectators for football matches.
Borg El Arab Stadium - Alexandria
Borg El Arab Stadium is a brand new stadium commissioned in 2006 in the Mediterranean Sea resort of Borg el Arab; 50 km west of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the second largest stadium in Egypt, Africa and The Middle Eastcomes after Cairo Stadium with a capacity of 80,000 and is an all-seater. It is located on the Cairo-Alexandria desert highway 10 km from Borg El Arab Airport and 15 km from Alexandria's city centre. A running track runs around the pitch, and the ground has four large floodlights. Only one stand is covered by a roof.
The Stadium was originally commissioned as part of an ambitious 5 international-standard stadiums project for Egypt's bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is expected to be one of the venues for the Egyptian National Football Team along with the Cairo International Stadium, and the Mubarak Stadium at the city of Giza; 25 km south of Cairo. There is much speculation on whether any of the local (northern Egypt) football clubs will play their home matches in the stadium as they already fail to reach the 20,000+ mark in any of their current games. It is thought that the final matches of the Egyptian Cup might be held there every year.
The Stadium is unique in that it was designed and built completely by the Egyptian Armed Forces Corps of Engineers. It is thought that the EAFCE might be willing to participate in the construction of future stadiums.
Alexandria Stadium (Arabic: إستاد الإسكندرية) is a multi-purpose stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and was used for the 2006 African Cup of Nations. The stadium is the oldest stadium in Egypt and Africa, being built in 1929. The stadium holds 20,000 people.
Mubarak Stadium - Suez
The Mubarak Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Suez, Egypt. It is used mostly for football and serves as the home stadium of Suez Cement. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people.
Port Said Stadium
The Port Said Stadium (Arabic: ستاد بورسعيد) is located in Port Said, Egypt and has a total capacity of 22,000. It is used by Al-Masry, and was one of six stadiums to be used in the 2006 African Cup of Nations, held in Egypt.
In 2009, the stadium will be used in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, It will host Group E.
The Ismailia Stadium (Arabic: ملعب الاسماعيلية) is located in Ismailia, Egypt and has a total capacity of 16,500. It is used by Ismaily SC, and was one of six stadiums to be used in the 2006 African Cup of Nations, held in Egypt.