Ghana has a variety of stadiums that contribute to the improvement of football and other sports in the country. There are over 20 sports stadiums in the country, with seating capacity ranging from 40,000 to 5,000.
Sports stadiums can be found all over the country, with at least one major sports stadium in each region.
Some premiership and division level football clubs play their home games and also serve the country’s national teams.
Football matches, as well as other sporting activities like tennis and athletics, are frequently held at these sports stadiums. They are also used as venues for ceremonial events.
Some stadiums were built by governments, whiles others by private individuals and football clubs.
The following is a list of stadiums in Ghana, along with some information about them compiled by unitedshowbiz.com.gh for our cherished readers.
1. Baba Yara Sports Stadium
The Baba Yara Sports Stadium is Ghana’s largest stadium. It has a capacity of 40,528 people.
The United African Company (UAC) built Baba Yara Sports Stadium (also known as Kumasi Sports Stadium) in 1957 and commissioned it in 1959. In 1997, the Baba Yara Sports Stadium was refurbished and renamed after Ghanaian football great Baba Yara.
Name of the stadium: Baba Yara Sports Stadium
Constructed by: United African Company (UAC)
Custody: Sports Council of Ashanti
Capacity: 40, 528
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti Region
Year built: 1957, opened in 1959
Tenants: Kumasi Ashanti Kotoko, Kumasi King Faisel, National Teams
2. Accra Sports Stadium
Accra Sports Stadium, formerly known as Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, first hosted a match between Accra XI and Kumasi XI in 1952.
With a seating capacity of 40,000, it is the second-largest stadium in the country.
In 2004, the stadium was renamed in honour of Ghana’s first director of sports, Ohene Djan. The name was changed back to Accra Sports Stadium after a lot of controversies.
Name of the stadium: Accra Sports Stadium
Architect: Mrs Lomax
Custody: Ghana Sports Authority
Capacity: 40, 000
Location: Accra, greater Region
Year built: Opened in 1952
Tenants: Accra Hearts of Oak, Accra Great Olympics, National Team
3. Len Clay Stadium
Len clay stadium is the third-largest stadium with a seating capacity of 20,000
Len Clay Stadium was named after Len Clay, a former Ashanti Goldfield Company Group Engineering and Projects Manager and team booster.
Jerry Rawlings, the former president of Ghana, inaugurated Len Clay Stadium on May 10, 1990.
Name of the stadium: Len Clay Stadium
Architect: Enninful Design Services
Capacity: 30, 000
Location: Obuasi, Ashanti Region
Year built: Opened in 1952
Tenants: Ashanti Gold Sporting Club, Ghana National Team
4. Tamale Sports Stadium
In 2017, the Tamale Sports Stadium was renamed after late Ghanaian Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
With a capacity of 21,000, Tamale Sports Stadium is the third-largest stadium in the country.
Shanghai Construction Group of China constructed the Tamale Sports Stadium in 2008.
Name of the stadium: Tamale Sports Staduim (Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium)
Architect: Shanghai Construction Group of China
Capacity: 21, 000
Location: Tamale, Northern Region
Year built: Opened in 2008
Tenants: Real Tamale United (RTU), Ghana National Team
4. Sekondi Sports Stadium
The Sekondi Sports Stadium (also known as Essipong Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Ghana’s city of Sekondi-Takoradi.
With a capacity of 2,000, Tamale Sports Stadium is the fourth-largest stadium in the country.
Name of the stadium: Sekondi Sports Stadium
Capacity: 20, 000
Location: Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region
Year built: Opened in 2008
Tenants: Sekondi Hasaacas
5. Cape Coast Stadium
Cape Coast Sports Stadium is multi-used in Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Ebusua Dwarfs. The stadium holds 20,000 people.
Name of the stadium: Cape Coast Sports Stadium
Architect: Zhou Jun
Capacity: 15, 000
Location: Cape Coast, Central Region
Year built: Opened in 2016
Tenants: Central Region, Ghana National Team
6. Gyandu Park
Gyandu Park is a multi-use stadium in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. The stadium holds 15,000 spectators. It served as the training pitch for dome national teams during the AFCON 2008.
Name of the stadium: Gyandu Park
Capacity: 15, 000
Year built: renovated in 2008
Tenants: Sekondi Hasaacas and Medeama SC
7. Abrankese Stadium
Mr Kwabena Kess, the C.E.O of Kessben Group of Companies Ghana, built the Anane Boateng Sports Stadium in Kumasi near Kuntenase in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.
It is mostly used for football games and serves as a gathering place for thousands of people, the majority of whom are members of the Moments of Glory Prayer Army (MOGPA).
The stadium is the home ground of the Ghana Premier League team Medeama SC. The stadium, which seats 12,000 people, first opened in 2007.
8. Azumah Nelson Sports Complex
In the 1970s, the stadium was built during the reign of General Acheampong, who led the Supreme Military Council.
Accra Hearts of Oak SC and Great Olympics of the Ghana Premier League used it mostly for football matches. A total of 10,000 spectators can be accommodated at the stadium.
It was named after Azumah nelson, Ghana’ heavyweight boxing legend. It is situated in Kaneshi, Greater Accra Region.
9. Coronation Park
Coronation Park in Sunyani, Ghana, is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium. It is home to Bofoakwa Tano, Bechem Chelsea, and Brong-Ahafo United, and is mainly utilized for football matches.
Even though it was not one of the venues, it was extended and upgraded in 2008 during Ghana’s Cup of Nations.
10. Tema Sports Stadium
Tema Sports Stadium, located in Tema, Ghana, is a multi-purpose stadium. It is the home stadium of Tema Youth and Real Sportive and is mostly used for football matches.
It has a seating capacity of 5,000. It was inaugurated in 2008.
11. Dawu Sports Stadium
The Dawu Sports Stadium is a football stadium in Accra, Ghana. Seth Yeboah, a businessman, built it for his football team, Dawu Youngstars.
Dawu Youngstars. has since been dissolved, and the stadium is now home to Right to Dream FC. The Dawu Sports Stadium has a seating capacity of 5,000.
12. Kpando Stadium
The Kpando Stadium in Kpandu, Ghana’s Volta Region, is a multi-use stadium. It is the home stadium of Heart of Lions of the Ghana Premier League, and it is mostly used for football matches. It has a seating capacity of 5,000.
13. Nkawkaw Park
Nkawkaw Park is a multi-use stadium located in Nkawkaw, Ghana’s Eastern Region. It can hold 5,000 people.
The stadium is mostly used for football matches, but it also hosts a variety of other sporting events. Okwawu United’s home stadium.
14. Kaladan Park
Kaladan Park is a multi-purpose stadium located in Tamale, Ghana’s Northern Region. It is the home stadium of Real Tamale United and is primarily used for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 5,000 people.
15. Koforidua Sports Stadium
The Koforidua Sports Stadium is located in Koforidua, Ghana’s Eastern Region capital. It is the home stadium of Power FC and is mostly used for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 5,000 people. In the Eastern Region, it is the sole sports stadium.
16. Golden City Park
Golden City Park, commonly known as Berekum Sports Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Berekum, Bono Region. Football matches are held at the Berekum Sports Stadium.
Both Chelsea and Brekum Arsenal have it has their stadium.
The Berekum Sports Stadium can hold over 5,000 spectators.
17. Swedru Sports Stadium
Swedru Sports Stadium in Swedru, Central Region, Ghana, is a multi-purpose stadium. It is the home stadium of the All Blacks FC and is mostly used for football matches.
The stadium has a capacity of 5,000 people.
18. El Wak Stadium
El Wak Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Cantonments, an Accra suburb in Ghana’s Greater Accra Region. The Ghana Armed Forces own it, and it seats 7,000 people. Inter Allies’ home venue.
19. Wa Sports Stadium
Wa Sports Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Wa, Ghana. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of All-Stars F.C. of the Ghana Premier League. The stadium holds 5,000 spectators.
20. Agyeman Badu Stadium
Agyeman Badu Stadium in Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana, is a multi-purpose stadium.
It is now used mostly for football matches, with Aduana Stars of the Ghana Premier League using it on a club level.
The stadium has a seating capacity of 6,000 people. It also played host to Aduana Stars’ champions league encounter versus Libya’s al Tahadi.
It also held the first-ever Car Confederation Cup match between the Aduana Stars and the Raja Casablanca.