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Port Said Stadium
or "Stad Būr Sa'īd", is a multi-use stadium
A modern stadium is a place or venue for outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.)Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event...
with an all-seated capacity of 18,000. Located in Al-Manakh district in Port Said
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787...
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...
, it was completed in 1955, and was inaugurated by Hussein el-Shafei
Hussein Mahmoud Hassan el-Shafei, , also known as Hussein el-Shafei , was a member of Egypt's July, 1952 revolutionary leadership council and served as vice-president under two former Egyptian presidents, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat...
the Egyptian minister of social affairs on behalf of President Gamal Abdel Nasser
Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. A colonel in the Egyptian army, Nasser led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 along with Muhammad Naguib, the first president, which overthrew the monarchy of Egypt and Sudan, and heralded a new period of...
. It is used by Al-Masry.
The Stadium was one of the stadiums to be used in the 2006 African Cup of Nations
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and 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia...
held in Egypt so it underwent a major renovation, and was brought up to FIFA's standard.
It is located about 8 km of Port Said Airport
Port Said Airport serves the city of Port Said, Egypt, at the north end of the Suez Canal.In 2009, the airport served 30,196 passengers .-Modernisation:...