AFCON 2024 – all 6 host stadiums in Ivory Coast

AFCON 2024 will take place in Ivory Coast from 13 January to 11 February, 2024.

Six stadiums, spread across five cities, will host the 52 matches of this 34th edition.

This year's competition is officially named AFCON 2023 since it was initially scheduled to take place last year but was postponed until January-February 2024.

The host cities of AFCON 2024

  • Abidjan, the economic capital, which has the privilege of housing two stadiums.
  • Bouaké, central city and former rebel stronghold.
  • Korhogom, a town located in the North, near the border with Mali and Burkina Faso.
  • Yamoussoukro, the political capital, inland.
  • San Pédro, a seaside resort located in the southwest of the country.

In which city will each group play?

  • Abidjan: Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (Group A)
  • Abidjan: Egypt, Ghana, Cape Verde, Mozambique (Group B)
  • Yamoussoukro: Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea, Gambia (Group C)
  • Bouaké: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Angola (Group D)
  • Korhogo: Tunisia, Mali, South Africa, Namibia (Group E)
  • San-Pédro: Morocco, DR Congo, Zambia, Tanzania (Group F)

The 6 stadiums of AFCON 2024

Alassane Ouattara-Ebimpé Stadium in Abidjan

Capacity: 60,000 seats.

Inauguration date: October 2020.

Special features: it will host the opening match and the final, as well as the Elephants matches. There are some concerns about the state of the pitch.

Alassane Ouattara-Ebimpé Stadium in Abidjan
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Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan

Capacity: 20,000 seats.

Inauguration date: 1964 (renovated for AFCON 2024).

Special signs: it bears the name of the first President, founding father of modern Ivory Coast. It is nicknamed the Felicia.

Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo

Capacity: 20,000 seats.

Inauguration date: September 2023.

Special features: its name is a tribute to the former Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who died in 2020.

Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo
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Bouaké Peace Stadium

Capacity: 40,000 seats.

Inauguration date: 1984 (renovated for AFCON 2024).

Special signs: it has a particular history and played a role in the process of national reconciliation.

Charles Konan Banny Stadium, Yamoussoukro

Capacity: 20,000 seats.

Inauguration date: June 2022.

Special features: it bears the name of Charles Konan Banny, former Ivorian Prime Minister (2005-2007)

Charles Konan Banny Stadium, Yamoussoukro
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Laurent Pokou Stadium in San Pédro

Capacity: 20,000 seats.

Inauguration date: September 2023.

Special features: it is named after the Ivorian legend Laurent Pokou. Interestingly, the official AFCON 2023 ball is also named after Pokou.

Laurent Pokou Stadium in San Pédro AFCON 2024
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