The following is a list of football stadiums in Ghana, with a capacity of at least 5,000 Spectators. Some stadiums used for other purposes like Athletics, Concerts, Politics and Cultural Events.
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Here is a List of football stadiums in Ghana
Baba Yara Stadium
Baba Yara Sports Stadium (also Kumasi Sports Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti. It is Ghana’s largest stadium, with a seating capacity of 40,528. The Kumasi Stadium is used mostly for football matches, although it is also used for athletics. It is the home of one of Africa’s most popular sports clubs, Asante Kotoko as well as King Faisal.
The stadium was originally built by the United African Company (UAC) in 1957 and inaugurated as a designated football pitch in 1959. The first stands were constructed in 1971. The stadium was rebuilt in 1977. It was renamed after Kumasi-born footballer Baba Yara (1936–1969, active for Asante Kotoko 1955–1961) under the New Patriotic government in 2004. The third major works ended in 2008. As part of the works, the west stand was demolished to be replaced by a two-tier stand with press, corporate, and VIP facilities. The rest of the stands were upgraded, seats were added, and transparent panels were installed to separate the spectator area from the playing area in order to prevent pitch invasions
Accra Sports Stadium
The Accra Sports Stadium, formerly named the Ohene Djan Stadium, is a multi-use stadium (40,000-capacity, all-seater) located in Accra. Ghana, mostly used for association football matches. It is also used for rugby union.
The stadium was inaugurated in 1962 by a football match played between Accra XI and Kumasi XI. Originally known as the Accra Sports Stadium, the stadium was renamed after Ohene Djan, the country’s first Director of Sports, in 2004 after renovations. Its renaming was quite controversial and opposed by the Ga people. There has been ongoing controversy about the name of the stadium. On June 16, 2011, the name ‘Ohene Djan Stadium’ on the stadium building was changed to ‘Accra Sports Stadium’ without any official announcement by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly supported by the National Democratic Congress Government. It has since been reverted.
As a designated venue of some of the 2008 African Cup of Nations matches, the stadium was rebuilt, upgraded, and modernized to meet FIFA standards. Work on the stadium was completed in October 2007. It was inaugurated with a four-nation tournament that Ghana won (the Zenith Cup).
The stadium is also the home of one of Africa’s most popular clubs, Hearts of Oak as well as Great Olympics and Legon Cities FC, but Ghana’s national team matches are sometimes played there.
During the 2000 African Cup of Nations in Ghana and Nigeria, the stadium hosted 9 matches, and was also the venue of the 1978 final.
The venue has also hosted important professional boxing events, numbering 91 professional boxing programs as of August 2020. Perhaps the most famous one took place on Saturday, November 6, 1976, when Ghanaian David Kotei, the World Boxing Council’s world Featherweight champion, lost his championship to future International Boxing Hall of Fame member, Mexican-American Danny Lopez by a 15 rounds unanimous decision. This program also featured a bout between undefeated, 29-0 prospect Sulley Shittu and Felix Figueroa, which Shittu won by 8 rounds decision. The crowd for this event has been estimated at over 100,000 fans.
Len Clay Stadium
Len Clay Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Obuasi, Ghana. It was opened on 10 May 1990 and renovated on 17 April 2005 and is home to Ashanti Gold Sporting Club. It has capacity for 20,000 people.
Len Clay Stadium was opened on 10 May 1990 by the former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings. The stadium is dedicated to Len Clay, a former Group Engineering and Projects Manager of Ashanti Goldfield Company and supporter of the team.
The stadium was designed by Enninful Design Services and built by A.Lang with Arc Charles Blankson-Hemans as the project manager for EDS., who also built the Enyinam Housing Project and Enyinam lodge amongst others and different projects across Ghana.
The stadium features automatic turnstiles, car park and over 1,300 seats in the main Grandstand, as well as six Executive Boxes, each with its own air-conditioning and room for 40 seats.
The Tamale Sports Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Tamale, Ghana, mostly used for football matches as well as a place for hosting events and serves as the home stadium of Real Tamale United, Tamale City FC and Steadfast FC. The stadium which hosted some matches during the 2008 African Cup of Nations has a capacity of about 20,000 and it was completed in 2008 by the Shanghai Construction Group of China. The stadium looks similar to the Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium.
In December 2017, Tamale Sports Stadium was renamed Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium after the late Aliu Mahama, the former Vice President of Ghana.
The Sekondi Sports Stadium (also known as Essipong Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. It is used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Sekondi Hasaacas FC. Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium hosted some matches during 2008 African Cup of Nations. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people and opened in 2008. The stadium looks similar to the Tamale Stadium.
Cape Coast Sports Stadium
Cape Coast Sports Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Ebusua Dwarfs. The stadium holds 20,000 people. Cape Coast Sports Stadium; It was designed by the China IPPR International Engineering Corporation led by architect Zhou Jun. The stadium features a 300 car parking capacity, two basketball fields, a handball court and tennis court, and an indoor facility that can be used for any indoor games. The stadium complex has a 22-room hostel facility, a canteen, kitchen, fire-fighting room, storage rooms among others. It was designed by the China IPPR International Engineering Corporation led by architect Zhou Jun.
Gyandu Park is a multi-use stadium in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. The stadium holds 15,000 spectators. It was renovated in 2008 and served as a training pitch for the African Cup teams in Group B. The stadium is used mostly for football matches and many other sporting events. The stadium used to be the home grounds of Sekondi Hasaacas FC and Sekondi Eleven Wise, and was sometimes used by Medeama SC of the Ghana Premier League Mediama has moved to the Tarkwa TNA park whiles Hasaacas has also moved to the Essipon Stadium. Gyandu Park hosts most of the second division games involving Eleven Wise. Most of the inter school’s soccer matches are also played there.
Anane Boateng Sports Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kumasi, built by Mr Kwabena Kess the C.E.O of Kessben Group of Companies Ghana at Abrankese near Kuntenase in the Bosomtwe District of Ashanti Region.
It is used mostly for football matches and serve as a gathering grounds for thousands of people, mostly members of the Moments of Glory Prayer Army (MOGPA). The stadium is the home stadium of Medeama SC of the Ghana Premier League. The stadium holds 12,000 spectators and opened in 2007.
Azumah Nelson Sports Complex
Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, also known as Kaneshie Sports Complex, is a multi-use stadium in Accra, Ghana. The stadium was originally built during the era of the Supreme Military Council under General Acheampong in the 1970s. It was used mostly for football matches, on club level by Accra Hearts of Oak SC and Great Olympics of the Ghana Premier League while the Ohene Djan Stadium was being re-built in 2007. The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 spectators. It is named after Azumah Nelson.
Azumah Nelson Sports Complex was initially called the “Kaneshie Sports Complex, has been a recreational facility for schools and students in Accra and beyond.” Secondary and Primary Schools make use of the sports complex due to the capacity of attendance, besides, it is believed to be among the big sporting centres often used for inter-school sporting competitions and other activities in Accra, Ghana. The reconstruction of Azumah Nelson Sports Complex was carried out by the company called: “New Case Construction Limited.” The reconstruction was supposed to be completed in July 2020 but the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic has made it uncompleted.
Aside that, the complex also exist to serve as facility as a Youth Resource Centre after it was renovated, facilities including a swimming pool, a standard football pitch, basketball court, running tracks, a tennis court as well as an ICT centre, counselling centre and an entrepreneurship centre were added to the renovated complex
Coronation Park is a multi-use stadium in Sunyani, Ghana, capable of holding 5,000 people. It is used mostly for football matches, and is the home stadium of Bofoakwa Tano, Bechem Chelsea and Brong-Ahafo United. It was expanded and modernised by the npp government in 2008 during the cup of nations in Ghana although it was not one of the venues. Chairs from the renovated Accra sports stadium was sent to the Sunyani stadium to improve upon its standard. The venue is sometimes used by some of the junior national teams for friendlies. Currently it is not used by any premiership club in the country.
Tema Sports Stadium
Robert Mensah Sports Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Tema, Ghana. It used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Tema Youth and Real Sportive. The stadium holds 5,000 people. It was an artificial pitch the African Cup of Nations 2008, by the tournament called as Tema Sports Stadium.
Dawu Sports Stadium
Dawu Sports Stadium is a multi-use, 5,000-capacity all-seater stadium in Dawu Akuapem in the Eastern Region of Ghana, mostly used for association football matches. #NyongesaSande.
The Dawu Sports Stadium was built by a businessman called Seth Yeboah for use by his football team, Dawu Youngstars. However, Dawu youngsters have now been dissolved In 2008, the stadium was the home venue for the African qualifiers for the Nike Premier Cup competition. The Dawu sports stadium is currently the home ground for Ghana Premier league sides Dreams Fc and International Allies
Kpando Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kpandu, in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Heart of Lions of the Ghana Premier League. The stadium holds 5,000 spectators.
Nkawkaw Park is a multi-use stadium in Nkawkaw, Eastern Region, Ghana. The stadium holds 5,000 people. The stadium is used mostly for football matches and many other sporting events. The stadium is the home stadium of Okwawu United of the Poly Tank Division One League.
Kaladan Park is a multi-use stadium in Tamale, Ghana. It used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Real Tamale United. The stadium holds 5,000 people.
Koforidua Sports Stadium
Koforidua Sports Stadium is suituated in koforidua, the capital of Eastern Region in Ghana. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Power FC. The stadium holds 5,000 people. It is the only sports stadium located in the Eastern Region.
The Sports Minister Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah has cut sod for the upgrading of the Koforidua Sports Stadium to a modern standard sports facility. The project, according to the Minister, is part of the government’s plan to build international standard sports stadia. The sport stadium upgrading is part of the agenda of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ensure that all regions in the country have modern sporting facilities. The upgrading stadium will not only be a football pitch. It will have several facilities including a FIFA standard pitch, a tennis court, a taekwondo and badminton center as well as a basketball and volleyball court.
ASEC Football Park is located at Asuom, Ghana.
Berekum Sports Stadium
Berekum Sports Stadium (also known as Golden City Park) is a multi-use stadium in Berekum, Bono Region. Berekum Sports Stadium is used mostly for football matches. The association football clubs Berekum Arsenal and Berekum Chelsea. The Berekum Sports Stadium has a capacity of about five thousand and over. It is normally called the Golden City Park. It has recently undergone rehabilitation to prepare it for ongoing CAF Champions League matches. Having one of the participating teams in the CAF Champions League, Berekum Chelsea FC, the ground is set for the matches
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Swedru Sports Stadium
Swedru Sports Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Swedru, Ghana. It used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of All Blacks FC. The stadium holds 5,000 people.
El Wak Stadium
The El Wak Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Cantonments, a suburb of Accra. It is owned by the Ghana Armed Forces and has a seating capacity of 7,000. It was the home venue of Inter Allies, in the 2016/2017 Ghanaian Premier League season
Wa Sports Stadium
Wa Sports Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Wa, Ghana. It used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of All Stars F.C. of the Ghana Premier League. The stadium holds 5,000 spectators.
Agyeman Badu Stadium
Agyeman Badu Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana. It is currently used mostly for football matches, on club level by Aduana Stars of the Ghana Premier League. The stadium has a capacity of 6,000 spectators. It also hosted Aduana stars in their champions league match against al Tahadi of Libya. It also hosted it first ever car confederation cup match between aduana stars and raja Casablanca
Fosu Gyeabour Stadium
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