- Address: Agadir
- Country: Morocco
- Capacity: 45,000
- Opened: 11 October 2013
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: HUSA (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade Adrar
The construction of the stadium, which is also used for athletics, started in 2004. The Stade Adrar became one of the major Moroccan sports venues and it opened with a football match. Hassania Union Sport d’Agadir won the game 1-0. Saad Lemti scored the only goal of the game in the 76th minute. The national football team of Morocco played their first match at the Stade Adrar against South Africa. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. In 1970, Morocco played their first-ever FIFA World Cup game. The football match took place in the United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico. South Africa played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match in 1998. The world championship game took place in the French Republic, commonly known as France.
The FIFA Club World Cup and Al-Ahly
The venue hosted its first-ever FIFA Club World Cup match in 2013. 34,000 people attended the game. The first-ever FIFA Club World Cup quarter-final match at the stadium was won by the Chinese football club which is now known as Guangzhou FC after beating Al-Ahly. The Egyptian club Al-Ahly became the first African sports club with 10 million followers on its main social media page. In 2021, they became the first football club with 10 African championship titles. Al-Ahly won their 10th title after defeating the Kaizer Chiefs from South Africa. The game between both clubs took place in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
Semi-finals and the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup final
The Moroccan side Raja won the first-ever FIFA Club World Cup semi-final at the Stade Adrar after beating the Mexican club CF Monterrey 2-1. FC Bayern München from Germany won the second semi-final at the venue after beating Guangzhou FC. Bayern won the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup after defeating Raja 2-0. That year, Raja became the second African football club in a world championship final.
TP Mazembe and Internazionale
In 2010, TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of the Congo became the first African football club in a world championship final. That year, they faced the world famous Italian side FC Internazionale Milano in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup. Internazionale were crowned European football champions in 1964 for the first time in their history. The same year, they were crowned world champions for the first time in their history.
HUSA and the African championship for football clubs
HUSA use the Stade Adrar for home games. The football club was founded in 1946 and it is among the most popular Moroccan sports clubs. Hassania Union Sport d’Agadir became the first sports club from Agadir with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. In 2003, they played their first-ever match in the African championship for football clubs. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. HUSA were defeated by the Ivorian football side ASEC Mimosas in the second round of the tournament. ASEC reached the group stage of the African championship for football clubs after beating HUSA. A total of eight clubs performed in the group stage. The Egyptian club Ismaily won the two-legged final of the tournament. Enyimba from Nigeria ended as runners-up.