Morocco to Spend $57m on Developing Stadia

Published July 2nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Morocco is to invest over 57 million dollars to build eight new stadia and renovate four other existing venues in their bid to host the 2006 World Cup, an official source announced Sunday. 

The jewel of the plan will be a new complex in Casablanca which along with the Mohammed V stadium which has already hosted major events, will be the principal venues should Morocco win their bid when the decision is made by FIFA on July 6th in Zurich. 

Seven further are proposed for the cities of Agadir, El Jadida, Marrakech, Meknes, Settat, Nador and Tangier, with the latter two situated near the Mediterranean coast and are closest to Europe. 

The new stadia will have a capacity of between 40,000 and 60,000 people and will feature the latest technology, press facilities and security – (AFP)  


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