On Saturday, October 3, 2020, the West African nation inaugurated its 60,000-seater Olympic Stadium for the 2023 AFCON.
The new edifice at Embimpe, on the outskirts of Abidjan, it set to be the largest stadium in the country – surpassing the Houphouët-Boigny stadium.
The stadium is reported to have cost up to €218m in its construction – this is according to Ivorian authorities, with counterpart funding from China. The construction took almost four years to complete by Beijing Construction Engineering Group, a Chinese firm.
It Embimpe stadium is being slated to host the opening match and the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
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