List of stadiums in Ghana and their all-seater capacity, location, custody, architect and year built

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tamale Stadium

Shanghai Construction Group of China constructed the Tamale Sports Stadium in 2008.

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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.

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Name of the stadium:  Gyandu Park

Capacity: 15, 000

Location: Sekondi-Takoradi

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.

Tema Sports Stadium

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

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.

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