Grand Stade de Marrakech

Key facts

Club: Kawkab AC Marrakech | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 45,000 seats

History and description

Grand Stade de Marrakech was built to provide the city of Marrakesh with a new and modern venue to replace the old Stade El Harti.

The new stadium was designed by Italian architecture firm Gregotti Associate, and its design reflects the architecture of the city of Marrakesh with its thick walls, towers, and minarets.

Construction of Stade de Marrakech started in 2003, and the completed stadium opened seven years later on 5 January 2011. The occasion was celebrated with a four-team tournament of Kawkab de Marrakech, Wydad de Casablanca, Olympique Lyonnais, and Paris Saint-Germain.

In 2013 and 2014, Stade de Marrakech was one of the playing venues of the FIFA Club World Cup and hosted in both years the final.

How to get to Grand Stade de Marrakech

Grand Stade de Marrakech is located north outside the city of Marrakech along the RN9 road that leads to Casablanca. It lies about 9 kilometres from Marrakech’s historic centre. Take a taxi to get to the stadium or inquire locally about other transport options.

Address: Km 11, Route Nationale 9, Ouahat Sidi Brahim, Marrakech

Eat, drink, and sleep near Grand Stade de Marrakech

Grand Stade de Marrakech is located outside the city of Marrakech in a rather bare area with only a few new (luxury) developments around. Eating and drinking is therefore best be done in Marrakech’s historic centre.

You will likely get most out of your stay if you pick a hotel in central Marrakech, but if you do prefer to stay as close as possible to the stadium, then there are various options such as Appartements Janat Azaitoune, Residence Dar Lamia, Villa Vanille, or the budget Le Relais de Marrakech.

Click here to explore the enormous amount of hotels in Marrakech and use the map to look up further hotels north of the city near Grand Stade de Marrakech.

Photos of Grand Stade de Marrakech

Relevant Internet links – Official Marrakech travel website.