The chairman of the committee in charge of Morocco’s bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup, as part of a joint Morocco-Spain-Portugal bid, Faouzi Lekjaa, unveiled the Kingdom’s plan to modernize its sports stadiums in order to to meet international standards.
According to the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), five stadiums will be renovated and a large stadium in Casablanca, which has remained a dream on paper for many years, will be built.
During the first meeting of the ministries involved in Morocco’s candidacy for the organization of the 2030 World Cup, which was held at the headquarters of the presidency of the government, Faouzi Lekjaa revealed that the large stadium in Casablanca will have a capacity of 93,000 spectators, while the fate of the large Tetouan stadium, which should accommodate 46,000 spectators, remains unresolved.
Morocco will also undertake the rehabilitation of stadiums in Marrakech, Agadir, Fez, Rabat and Tangier in order to improve the quality of its sports infrastructure in anticipation of hosting major international events, such as the 2030 World Cup. the Moroccan-Spanish-Portuguese candidacy seems promising to win the privilege of organizing the tournament.
According to the presentation made by Faouzi Lekjaa this Thursday, between 5 and 6 national stadiums will be renovated, in addition to several training grounds for teams and referees, as well as the construction of a new stadium.
” The announcement of King Mohammed VI on March 16 in Kigali concerning this joint candidacy is of great importance both on the civilizational and cultural level in the Mediterranean basin. Since then, we have worked to develop an adequate vision to achieve the honor of hosting the World Cup in 2030“, told the press Lekjaa.
He also pointed out that during the first meeting of the ministries concerned by Morocco’s candidacy for the organization of the 2030 World Cup in collaboration with Spain and Portugal, ” different aspects related to the presentation of a solid file were studied in collaboration with the ministries concerned. Work will continue in collaboration with Spain and Portugal in order to present a file that will allow Morocco to obtain the honor of organizing the 2030 World Cup.“.
The official also stressed that all are determined to present a solid and complete file “ to carry out a project with multiple meanings, which has always been a priority for the King and a dream come true for all the Moroccan people“.