For many years the principal stadium in Marrakech was the Stade El Harti. The ‘Stade de Marrakech’ was conceived as part of the Moroccan bid for the 2010 football world cup, a tournament which was eventually held in South Africa.
With a capacity of 45,000 the impressive new stadium, home to the Marrakech KACM football club will officially open in January 2011. The stadium is multi use with an athletics track around the grass pitch.
If you are planning a visit to Marrakech why not stay in one of our converted Riad hotels in the old town.
The official opening of the new Stade de Marrakech sees a four way friendly football tournament on the the 5th January 2011. Two top French sides, Paris St Germain and Olympique de Marseille will participate as well as KACM of Marrakech and Widad of Casablanca. It is reported that his majesty the King of Morocco may be in attendance.