Stadium of the Year 2022: Discover Stade de Yamoussoukro

source:; author: Kuba Kowalski

Stadium of the Year 2022: Discover Stade de Yamoussoukro Our Stadium of the Year competition has officially begun and will run until 15 March. As many as 36 venues are on the list of nominated arenas this year. One of them is Stade de Yamoussoukro located in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. Take a look at this candidacy and decide whether you want to vote for it in the contest for Stadium of the Year 2022!


Stade de Yamoussoukro nominated for Stadium of the Year 2022!

Residents of Yamoussoukro and surrounding areas are not only proud of their new venue, Stade de Yamoussoukro, which made it to the list of 36 football arenas nominated for the prestigious Stadium of the Year 2022 award. The competition is the largest public vote of its kind in the world. Since the first edition began, a total of more than 400,000 valid votes have been counted.

This year’s contest is highly varied, with stadiums from as many as six different continents taking part: 18 venues are from Asia, eight from Europe, four from Africa, three from North America, two from South America and one from Australia and Oceania. The competition is fierce, so don't hesitate to cast a vote for the stadium you appreciate the most! If you’re still unsure, you can watch a video covering all 36 nominated stadiums:

Get to know Stade de Yamoussoukro

Last year a stadium in Yamoussoukro was completed. Here are some interesting facts about the venue: 

  • The main boost to build a venue was the awarding of the right to Côte d'Ivoire to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The country will eventually hold it in 2023.

  • The facility reached a stage of near-completion in 2021, and World Cup qualifying matches were scheduled there in the autumn of the same year.

  • The report by the African Football Confederation found security failures, and the matches had to be moved.

How to vote for the Stadium of the Year 2022?

In order to take part, everyone has to select five stadiums by giving 5 stars to the best one, 4 stars to the second best, 3 stars to the third, 2 stars for the fourth and finally 1 star for the fifth most interesting. It means that you cannot cast your vote for only one stadium - all 5 venues must be included in your form. To vote visit Stadium of the Year 2022, the voting platform which will be open until March 15. To learn more about the nominated stadiums and the voting rules themselves, it is recommended to watch the video: