Tangier ready for Mondialito – Morocco today

Tangier ready for Mondialito – Morocco today

As it was when it opened twelve years ago, this refurbished and expanded sports infrastructure still sits majestically at the city’s entrance.

The city, with its extensive network of sports infrastructure, hotels and tourist accommodation, aims to live up to the ambitions of this world class football event.
Tangiers and Rabat, which were chosen to host the Moroccan Club Cup, scheduled for February 1-11, are in the spotlight. Like the administrative capital of the Kingdom, the city of Al-Madiq, thanks to its important network of sports infrastructure, hotel and tourist accommodation, wants to be well prepared and keep up with the ambitions of this international football event and its fans. Long before FIFA announced the selection of the two Moroccan cities to host the World Cup, the Tangier Grand Stadium expansion site was already reaching its final stage according to the predetermined schedule. As for the preparation for this sporting event, the pace of achieving this last stage accelerated, thanks to the mobilization of the efforts of all concerned parties, including the local authorities, led by the Wali of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, Mohamed Mahidi, according to a new agenda adopted after the announcement of the two host cities.

A race against time
Thanks to a race against time led by all stakeholders, the Tangier Grand Stadium is almost ready, from the turf to the stands, to host the opening match scheduled as part of Morocco’s Mondialito and Egypt’s Al-Ahly club’s competition against the New Zealanders. City of Auckland. As when it opened twelve years ago, this renovated and expanded sports infrastructure continues to sit majestically at the entrance to the city (just ten minutes from the city centre), leaving no one indifferent to the avenues and spaces that are also maintained. As a structure with big blue letters with the name of Tanga newly installed in its perimeter. This inaugural match will be in addition to other high-profile football competitions that have been held at this stadium, prior to the commencement of its site expansion work. Among them, the French Champions Cup (held in 2011 and 2017), the 2018 Spanish Super Cup as well as the Group C matches during CHAN 2018.

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Long before FIFA announced the selection of two Moroccan cities to host the World Cup, the Grand Stade extension project had already reached its final stage.

The largest stadium in Morocco
The Tangier stadium, which covers an area of ​​84 hectares, was able, thanks to this expansion project, to reach a total capacity of 65,000 seats, about 20,000 more than when it was officially inaugurated in 2011. It is the largest national stadium. With its beautiful Mediterranean architecture, this sports infrastructure stands out for its premises (including four changing rooms for players), a giant screen of 84 square meters on the field and high-quality lighting according to FIFA standards.

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