Stade Mohamed V located in Casablanca Morocco is the home stadium of the Moroccan national team, and it forms pat of a wider Athletic and Sports complex in Western district of Maarif.
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Morocco National Team Stadium Guide
|Team:||Morocco National Team|
|Names:||Mohammed V Stadium|
|Former Names:||Stade Marcel Cerdan, Stade d'Honneur|
Stade Mohammed V History
First opened on 6th March 1955 with a capacity of 30,000 and named after Marcel Cerdan who is widely regarded as France’s greatest ever boxer, Stade Marcel Cerdan was renamed a year later to Stade D’honneuer after Morocco achieved independence.
The stadium’s capacity and sized peaked towards the 1980s after the ground was renovated in preparation for the 1983 Mediterranean Games which were set to be held in Casablanca. Beginning in the late 1970s, the stadium reopened in 1981 with a capacity of 80,000 which was more than double the original size.
Renamed to Stade Mohamed V, it’s current name, during renovation works, an electric scoreboard was also added as was state of the art gymnasium and swimming pool. The addition of these facilities reflected the stadium’s multi-purpose nature despite being associated with the Moroccan National Team.
It famously hosted the 1988 African Cup of Nations after Morocco stepped in after Zambia dropped out as hosts. Stade Mohamed V held the final which saw Cameroon defeat Nigeria 1-o to lift their second Championship.
The most recent renovation of Stade Mohamed V occurred in 2000 after Moroccan bid to host the 2010 World Cup. The capacity was reduced to the current 52,000 capacity as per Fifa guidelines and green and red coloured seats were installed which gave the national stadium more of an identity.
How to get to Stade Mohammed V
Where is Stade Mohammed V?
Stade Mohamed V is located centrally within the city of Casablanca which is the Capital of Morocco.
The Address for Satnav is:
- Rue Al Azrak Ahmed, Casablanca, Morocco
There is on-site parking at the ground available for 1,000 vehicles.
Train - Public Transport
The main railway station of the city, Casa-Vouyagers, is 5 kilometres from the stadium which means the national stadium is accessible from the rest of the country.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Stade Mohammed V?
Moroccan side Morocco National Team play their home matches at Stade Mohammed V.
What is the capacity of Stade Mohammed V?
As of 2021 Stade Mohammed V has an official seating capacity of 80,000 for Football matches.
When was Stade Mohammed V opened?
Stade Mohammed V officially opened in 1955 and is home to Morocco National Team
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Stade Mohammed V in 2021. Please visit the official website of Morocco National Team for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.