Stade Ibn Batouta

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Stade Ibn Batouta
Full name Stade Ibn Batouta
Location Tangier, Morocco
Capacity 45,000 extendable to 65,000
Surface Grass
Built 2003
Opened April 26, 2011
Construction cost €80 million
IR Tanger

Stade Ibn Batouta (Arabic: ملعب ابن بطوطة‎) is a multi-use stadium in Tangier, Morocco. It is used mostly for football matches and big events as ceremonies or concerts. The stadium has a capacity of 45,000 people. It serves as the new home of IR Tanger, replacing the former Stade de Marchan. Named after Ibn Battuta.

It was inaugurated on April 26, 2011. On July 27, the stadium hosted the 2011 Trophée des champions, in which Marseille beat Lille 5-4.[1]

It was one of the confirmed host stadiums for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which was to be hosted by Morocco until it was stripped of its hosting rights.[2] It was one of the venues in Morocco's failed bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It would've hosted the Quarter-Finals if Morocco had been awarded the World Cup.



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Coordinates: 35°44′28″N 5°51′29″W / 35.741211°N 5.858105°W / 35.741211; -5.858105

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