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What will the stadiums for the 2024 African Cup of Nations look like?

by Yunchu Li | by Thomas Vidaud

image What will the stadiums for the 2024 African Cup of Nations look like?
Where is the 2024 CAF Africa Cup of Nations taking place? Which stadiums have been chosen for the occasion? Here are the host cities for the African Cup of Nations to be played in early 2024.

The stadiums for the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d'Ivoire

Played from 13 January to 11 February 2024 in Côte d'Ivoire, the African Cup of Nations is the major event of the beginning of next year in terms of international football.

Naturally covered by our African football specialists from A to Z on our AFCON prediction page, the competition promises to be thrilling for all lovers of African football, with nations such as Morocco, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Algeria taking part.

A total of 5 host cities have been chosen by the Ivorian Football Federation and CAF: Abidjan, Bouaké, Yamoussoukro, San Pedro and Korhogo. We take a closer look at the 2024 AFCON stadiums in this article.

Stade Laurent PokouSan Pedro20,000 seats
Stade Amadou Gon CoulibalyKorhogo20,000 seats
Stade de la PaixBouaké40,000 seats
Stade Charles Konan BannyYamoussoukro20,000 seats
Stade Félix Houphouët-BoignyAbidjan45,000 seats
Stade Olympique Alassane OuattaraAbidjan60,000 seats

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Laurent Pokou Stadium (San Pedro)

Laurent Pokou Stadium - AFCON 2023

Named after Ivorian legend Laurent Pokou, a striker who played for Rennes in the 1970s, the 20,000-capacity San Pedro stadium is located in the south-west of Côte d'Ivoire. It will play host to some fine nations at AFCON 2024, including Morocco, Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

AFCON matches to watch at the Laurent Pokou stadium: 

  • Morocco-Tanzania
  • D.R. Congo-Zambia
  • Morocco-D.R. Congo
  • Zambia-Tanzania
  • Namibia-Mali
  • Zambia-Morocco
  • Round of 16 No. 4
  • Round of 8

Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly (Korhogo)

Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly - AFCON 2023

Former prime minister of Côte d'Ivoire (2017-2020), Amadou Gon Coulibaly gave his name to the stadium in the town of Korhogo, in the north of the country.  It was built between 2018 and 2023, this brand-new stadium has a seating capacity of around 20,000. During the African Cup of Nations in 2024, it will host almost all the matches in Group E.

AFCON matches to be played at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly stadium:

  • Tunisia-Namibia
  • Mali-South Africa
  • Tunisia-Mali
  • South Africa-Namibia
  • South Africa-Tunisia
  • Tanzania-D.R. Congo
  • Round of 16 No.7

Stade de la Paix (Bouaké)

Stade de la Paix - AFCON 2023

Based right in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, the town of Bouaké has also been chosen as a host city for the 2024 African Cup of Nations. Its Stade de la Paix, which opened to the public in 1984 and has been renovated in recent years, can accommodate more than 40,000 people, making it the third-largest stadium in the competition. Cameroon and Algeria, among others, will be playing there.

AFCON matches to watch at the Stade de la Paix:

  • Algeria-Angola
  • Burkina Faso-Mauritania
  • Algeria-Burkina Faso
  • Mauritania-Angola
  • Gambia-Cameroon
  • Mauritania-Algeria
  • Round of 16 No.1
  • Quarter-final No.3
  • Semi-final No.1

Charles Konan Banny Stadium (Yamoussoukro)

Stade Charles Konan Banny - AFCON 2023

The Stade Charles Konan Banny is the stadium in the Ivorian capital, Yamoussoukro. Named after the country's former prime minister (2005-2007), it has a capacity of around 20,000 and the advantage of being ultra-modern given its opening date (2022). Senegal, the reigning African champions, will begin their quest for a second title there.

AFCON matches to watch at the Charles Konan Banny stadium:

  • Senegal-Gambia
  • Cameroon-Guinea
  • Senegal-Cameroon
  • Guinea-Gambia
  • Guinea-Senegal
  • Angola-Burkina Faso
  • Round of 16 No.6
  • Quarter-final 4

Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium (Abidjan)

Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny - AFCON 2023

Located in the Plateau district of Abidjan, the Felix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium is one of two stadiums in Côte d'Ivoire's largest city. With a capacity of almost 45,000, the stadium usually hosts matches for ASEC Mimosas, one of the country's biggest clubs, and regularly plays host to the Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire. Unsurprisingly, several major nations will be playing at the stadium during the African Cup of Nations in early 2024.

AFCON matches to watch at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium:

  • Egypt-Mozambique
  • Ghana-Cape Verde
  • Egypt-Ghana
  • Cape Verde-Mozambique
  • Cape Verde-Egypt
  • Guinea Bissau-Nigeria
  • Round of 16 No. 2
  • Round of 16 No.5
  • Quarter-final No.1
  • Match for third place

Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium (Abidjan)

Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara - AFCON 2023

Finally, the largest stadium at this 2024 Africa Cup of Nations is the Stade Olympique in Abidjan, renamed the Stade Alassane Ouattara in honour of the current President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire. With a seating capacity of 60,000, it is by far the largest stadium in the competition and will host the final of the tournament on 11 February 2024. Among other things, the Côte d'Ivoire national team will play its group-stage matches there.

AFCON matches to watch at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara:

  • Côte d'Ivoire-Guinée Bissau
  • Nigeria-Equatorial Guinea
  • Ivory Coast-Nigeria
  • Equatorial Guinea-Guinea Bissau
  • Equatorial Guinea-Ivory Coast
  • Mozambique-Ghana
  • Round of 16 No.3
  • Quarter-final No.2
  • Semi-final No.2
  • Final

Combining cultural heritage, technological innovation and sporting ambition, the six stadiums of the 2024 African Cup of Nations look set to be the scene of many epic matches during the competition.

To make sure you don't miss any of the matches, visit our Africa Cup of Nations Livescore, where you can find statistics, commentary and the progress of the tournament in real-time. For sports bettors, our AFCON 2024 sports betting odds comparator is also worth a look.

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