The plans for this stadium were drawn up by Moroccan architects and engineers and the work was launched in 1992, but it was not until 2 years later that construction began and was to be completed in 1997 to host, along with the Stade d’Honneur in Meknes, the 1997 Junior African Cup of Nations that Morocco was organizing. The stadium was not delivered on time, mainly due to technical problems, and it was only in 2003 that the work was completed.
The entire complex contains a media room, a first aid center, an infirmary and a doping control room, while the stadium’s parking lot can accommodate up to 7,500 cars and 350 coaches.
This stadium was also part of Morocco’s bid to host the World Cup in 2006 and 2010. Thus, on this occasion the complex was completely renovated and underwent slight modifications with the addition of 5000 seats and its total capacity was increased to 45,000 seats. But, on May 15, 2004 the organization was finally granted to South Africa by 14 votes against 10 for Morocco.
The Fez Stadium was officially inaugurated on November 25, 2007, 4 years after the end of the works, on the occasion of the final of the Throne Cup 2006-2007 by a match opposing the FAR of Rabat (D1) to the Rachad Bernoussi (D2), a match which ended in the victory of the FAR of Rabat (1-1, 5 t.a.b to 3). The entrance was free for this match and 40000 spectators from different Moroccan cities attended. The first goal ever scored in this stadium was an own goal by Atik Chihab (FAR Rabat).
Since the inauguration of the stadium, the Maghreb team of Fez has taken up residence, and played its first match in this stadium, on the occasion of a championship match opposing the Jeunesse d’El Massira match which ended in a 0-0 draw.
Latest Update - 22.08.2021