The Nelson Mandela stadium at Algeria was inaugurated today. The Algerian sports minister, Abdel Razzak announced on Tuesday the 20th of December, 2022 that the stadium will be named after Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist.
The stadium is a 40,000 capacity stadium in Baraki, Algeria, a suburb of Algiers. It is the first stadium in Algeria where the standard of FIFA would be able to host all the matches organized by FIFA including the world cup.
The stadium extends to over a total area of 68 hectares and it includes all infrastructure essential to the organization of international football events. It also includes ancillary spaces which includes 50 accommodation rooms including two suites, a car park with the capacity of 6,000 vehicles on an area of 13 hectares, a heliport for emergencies or the reception of official delegations, a replica field, as well as green spaces.
The stadium also has four changing rooms, dressing rooms for the referees, a medical area, a medical analysis laboratory, a hall of honor, a presidential stand, a conference room of 258 seats, a press area, radio and television broadcasting studios, three simultaneous interpretation studios, three 1,000 seat restaurants, fast food areas and some other infrastructures.
This stadium will host the final of the 2022 CHAN and also the opening ceremony of the next African Nations that is scheduled to be held on the 13th of January to the 4th of February,2023.