Morocco’s prime minister’s office announced that they are planning to build a large stadium in Benslimane, near Casablanca, and upgrade six others in preparation for co-hosting the 2030 World Cup.
It is stated that government signed a deal costs 500 million dollars to finance the new stadium to be ready by 2028.
Also stadiums in the cities of Agadir, Casablanca Fez, Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier, will be renewed to host the African cup of nations in 2025 and the 2030 World Cup.
Earlier this month, FIFA allocated the 2030 World Cup to Morocco, Spain and Portugal but also said Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay would host three matches to mark the tournament’s centenary.
Morocco will be the second African country to host the World Cup after South Africa in 2010.