Hammadi Agrebi Stadium
: ملعب حمادي العقربي
), opened as 7 November Stadium
, is a multi-purpose stadium
about 10 kilometers south-east of downtown Tunis
, in the center of the Olympic City. It is currently used mostly for football
matches and it also has facilities for athletics. The stadium has a capacity of up to 70,000 spectators and was built in 2001 for the 2001 Mediterranean Games
and is considered to be one of the best stadiums in Africa.
Radès Stadium exterior
Built for the 2001 Mediterranean Games
, the 60,000-seat covered area covers 13,000 m2 and consists of a central area, 3 adjoining grounds, 2 warm-up rooms, 2 paintings and an official stand of 7,000 seats. The press gallery is equipped with 300 desks.
It's composed of lower stand which has a capacity of 32,000 seats and an upper tier of 28,000 seats.
The stadium has the IAAF
Class 1 Certificate, which means that the stadium meets the best standards and qualities in its field.
Hammadi Agrebi stadium by night
At the time of its creation, the stadium was named 7 November Stadium, the date that Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
assumed the Presidency on 7 November 1987 in a bloodless coup d'état
that ousted President Habib Bourguiba
. But, following his ousting
, it took the name of Olympic Stadium of Radès (Stade Olympique de Radès).
On August 22, 2020, following the death of Hamadi Agrebi
, the prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh
announced that he will be renamed to his name. This announcement provokes the surprise of the mayor of Radès who indicates that the municipal council meets on August 24 to make a decision. In addition, a decree dated July 12, 2019 stipulates that it is only allowed to give the names of deceased persons to monuments three years after the date of death. On August 24, the Ministry of Local Affairs replied that the stadium was placed under the direction of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (not under the direction of the municipality of Radès) and that it did not fall within the framework of the decree of July 12, 2019, so his name was officially changed.
- ^ https://www.stadiumguide.com/stade-de-rades/
- ^ "Official: The Olympic Stadium in Radès called "Rades"". realites. 22 August 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
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