- Address: Abidjan
- Country: Côte d’Ivoire
- Capacity: 30,000
- Opened: 1952
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny
The Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny, nicknamed Le Félicia, is also known as a venue for athletics, concerts and rugby union. It is among the main sports venues in the Côte d’Ivoire. The national football team of the Côte d’Ivoire played numerous home games at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny. During a match between the national football teams of the Côte d’Ivoire and Malawi in 2009, the gateway to an open corner of the venue gave way before the match started. A stampede took place and 19 people were killed by trampling. In 2013, another stampede took place at the stadium, in which 61 people died.
ASEC Mimosas played numerous home games at the venue named Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny. The football club is among the first sports clubs from Sub-Saharan Africa with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. Several famous football players started their professional career with ASEC, the first football club from the Côte d’Ivoire with 20 domestic top-flight league titles. ASEC broke a world record when they won 108 consecutive domestic league and cup matches between 1989 and 1994.
The African championship for football clubs
ASEC Mimosas won the African championship for football clubs in 2008 for the first time in their history. They won the title after beating Dynamos FC from Zimbabwe in a two-legged final. The first leg took place in the Zimbabwean city of Harare in front of tens of thousands of spectators. The game ended in a goalless draw. The second leg took place at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny in front of tens of thousands of fans. ASEC won the match against Dynamos 4-2. Youssouf Vassanogo Kamara was the only player who scored twice in the game. Luis Oscar Fulloné Arce from the Argentine Republic, commonly known as Argentina, was the manager of ASEC when they won their first-ever continental championship title.