A massive expansion of the Grand Fes Stadium in preparation for the 2030 World Cup

In a strategic move aimed at enhancing sports infrastructure in Morocco, authorities have announced a major expansion of the Grand Fes Stadium, increasing its capacity from 35,000 to 52,000 seats. This initiative is part of the second phase of Morocco’s stadium development program in preparation for hosting the 2030 World Cup, aiming to provide top-notch facilities for this global sporting event.

Design and Comparison with San Mamés Stadium Upon completion of the expansion, the Grand Fes Stadium will nearly match the capacity of Spain’s San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, which holds 53,289 seats. This development will make the Fes stadium one of the largest and most modern in the region, qualifying it to host important matches during the World Cup.

Impact on the City of Fes and the Local Economy This project is expected to have a positive impact on the city of Fes by attracting more visitors and tourists, thereby stimulating the local economy and creating new job opportunities. It will also enhance the city’s status as a global sports destination, opening doors for further investments in sports and tourism sectors.

Implementation Stages and Timeline The expansion project has been divided into several stages to ensure efficient implementation using the latest technologies. Completion of the expansion is expected well before the start of the 2030 World Cup, allowing time for testing the new stadium and hosting other sports events prior to the global tournament.

Logistical and Security Preparations The expansion process will include improvements to the surrounding infrastructure, including transportation networks and security facilities, to ensure the safety of all visitors. Local authorities are working in collaboration with FIFA to meet all international standards for safety and comfort.

Commitment of Local Authorities and FIFA Support Said Zeniber, the governor of Fes-Meknes region, has affirmed his commitment to providing all necessary support to ensure the success of this major project. FIFA has expressed satisfaction with Morocco’s steps to enhance its readiness to host the World Cup, enhancing the country’s chances of successfully organizing the tournament.

This ambitious expansion is not just a developmental project but a step towards a bright future for sports in Morocco, reflecting the country’s commitment to showcasing its best to the world in 2030.

From: Fes News

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