|Clubs||FC 105 Libreville|
|Cost||XAF 129.4 bln / mld|
|Construction||2010 - 2017|
|Contractor||Ceddex / Entraco|
Stade Omnisport – design description
The largest stadium ever to be designed and constructed in Gabon (and by the Gabonese, not Chinese) will stand in central Libreville, on the very site of former Stade Omar Bongo. The dilapidated national stadium was demolished in 2010, making way for this immense 40,000+ ground, occupying 50,000 m2. Located on a unique circular plot, it’s expected to become a catalyst for new business district of Libreville.
Construction began in 2010, almost 2 years ahead of the 2012 Cup of Nations (AFCON). The stadium wasn’t finished in time for the tournament (games were instead played in suburban Angondjé) and the new goal became to host most important games during the 2017 edition. However, in mid-October 2016 it was confirmed that the tournament will once again be played without this stadium, shifting the opening match to Angondjé again.