Cairo International is an Olympic-standard, multi-use stadium with an all-seated capacity of 75,000. It is the Arab World's second largest (after Borg El Arab Stadium with an all-seated capacity of 86,000). It is the foremost Olympic-standard facility befitting the role of Cairo, Egypt as the center of events in the region. It is also the 69th largest stadium in the world. Located in Nasr City; a suburb north east of Cairo, it was completed in 1960, and was inaugurated by President Gamal Abdel Nasser on 23 July that year, the eighth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.
In 2005 in preparation for the 2006 African Cup of Nations it underwent a major renovation, and was brought up to 21st century world standard along with all its multi-game Olympic facilities.
The Stadium is located about 10 km west of Cairo International Airport and about 10 km (30 min) from downtown Cairo.
Cairo Stadium is known for its tremendous atmosphere and its very large capacity. This was never more evident than during the 2006 African cup of Nations, which were held in Egypt.
Cairo Stadium is a strong symbol of Egyptian football. Nearly all of the most important Egyptian matches are held there.