Cote d’Ivoire inaugurates New Olympic Stadium ahead of 2023 AFCON

Stade Olympique

Côte d'Ivoire inaugurated on Saturday (3 October 2020) its new 60,000-seat Olympic stadium, in Ebimpe, on the outskirts of Abidjan. It will be used for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to be hosted by the West African country.

The inauguration ceremony, witnessed by 50,000 people, led by Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, was a fanfare with music and dance.

“I’m proud and happy of the Chinese - Ivorian cooperation that produced this architectural gem," President Ouattara said.

The Ebimpe stadium has become the largest stadium in Côte d'Ivoire, dethroning the famous Felix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium located in the center of Abidjan. It will host the opening and final matches of the 2023 AFCON

Built on 20 hectares, the new Olympic stadium is a building immersed in magnificent greenery. It is 61 meters high over three levels and can accommodate up to 60,000 spectators. It took almost four years construction to be completed. It lies in Anyama zone, on the northern outskirts of the Ivorian economic capital.