The council of the City of Casablanca has ventured into a project for lifting operation of the Mohammed V Stadium Sports Complex, which currently has a capacity of 48,000 seats, costing approximately 30 million dirham including work and studies.
As part of the new strategic vision of the metropolis, the project consists of the renovation and upgrade of the legendary stadium of the city of Casablanca The repairs to the complex will cover the playing field, forums, locker rooms, setting up new bleachers, the construction of exam rooms, audiovisual and electrical installations.
The awarded contractor of the project aims to re-establish the infrastructure for sports to its former glory and lift them to be stages recognized by sports authorities for the organization of major international competitions. Upgrades for the structures and infrastructure are a priority for the city to ensure the safety and comfort of users and conforming to international standards.
This project also includes Complex diagnosis and upgrading of several priority sections like the stage, doors, the official gallery and the press gallery, the CCTV system and the sound system. The networks of drinking water, toilets and changing rooms will also be renovated in compliance to international standards.
The Council of the city of Casablanca, The Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Interior are the parties involved in the preparation of this enormous project.
Taking the name Stade Marcel Cerdan, the Sports Complex was opened with a capacity of 30,000 seats in the year 1955. It was later named “Mohammed V Stadium Sports Complex” during the Mediterranean Games and its renovation in 1983.