Luanda, Angola, 28 Dec – Chinese company Shanghai Urban Construction Group Sunday handed over to the Angola government the new stadium in the Angolan capital that will host group A matches in the Africa Cup of Nations 2010 (CAN2010).
The stadium was an investment of US$226 million and is located in the Camama area of Kilamba Kiaxi municipality (Luanda province) and has a seating capacity for 50,000 people.
The stadium, which is built on an area of 90,000 square metres, is 29 metres high and as well as the football pitch has an athletics track.
Construction of the stadium took 17 months and it has 35 kilometres of pre-fabricated seating.
Inauguration of the three other stadiums built by Chinese companies for CAN2010 – Ombaka (Benguela), Tundavala (Huila) and Chiazi (Cabinda) – are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. (macauhub)