Stade de Franceville
|13,000 (Covered seats)|
|Renovations||03/2010 - 08/2011|
Stade de Franceville – stadium description
Though opened back in 2005, this stadium began its international carrier thanks to the reconstruction it received ahead of Gabon’s first Cup of Nations (2012). That’s when the auditorium for some 22,000 people was created and covered by an oddly-shaped roof based on yellow steel trusses and massive blue concrete columns.
Yellow, blue… so the only national colour of Gabon missing is green. You can find it inside as seats display a pattern similar to Gabon’s flag. Roughly 13,000 of the seats are covered (60% of the stands).
West and east stands of the stadium have very limited capacity due to two pavilions with 10,000 m2 of floor space, used largely for sporting and administration facilities.