Catch a game at the Stade du 5 Juillet 1962
A symbol of the country: both the national team and MC Argel play here.
Experience the thrill of live football
This historic stadium is totally unmissable for all football fans visiting Algiers. The Stade du 5 Juillet 1962, named after the date of the independence of the country, is the main sports venue in the city and one of the largest in Africa: the renovation work that is currently under way will allow for a total capacity of 85,000 spectators. The Algerian National Team play most of their matches here and it is the home ground of MC Alger, the capital's most successful team, it also hosts many State Championship matches. Seeing a game at this stadium will be an unforgettable experience, as the fans behave in a totally different way to what you might see in European stadiums. If you have the chance to see a classic clash with JS Kabylie, don't think twice: you're in for a treat!