ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE
AFCON IVORY COAST 2023
For the second time in its history, Côte d'Ivoire hosts the prestigious TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.
Thanks to an ambitious organizing committee, top-quality infrastructures and an unrivalled sense of hospitality, Côte d'Ivoire is gearing up to be an exceptional host for this CAN 2023.
ÉBIMPÉ : ALASSANE OUATTARA OLYMPIC STADIUM
This is the country's largest stadium, with 60,000 seats and all the stands covered. Featuring a natural grass pitch, it is the fruit of Ivorian-Chinese cooperation.
The stadium is located on the outskirts of Abidjan, in the commune of Anyama, some ten kilometers north of the city. It covers an area of 40 hectares.
Like all the other stadiums, it has all the facilities needed to host major soccer competitions and other disciplines, notably athletics.
BOUAKÉ : STADE DE LA PAIX
Built during the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, this stadium covers an area of 14.52 hectares. It includes a parking lot with 2,000 spaces reserved for spectators, a separate parking area for media personnel, a private parking area for 4 team buses and 14 vehicles for officials, as well as a designated parking area for staff members.
In anticipation of the forthcoming 2023 African Cup of Nations, the stadium is currently undergoing a meticulous renovation process. One noteworthy enhancement involves a substantial increase in the seating capacity of the covered stands, soaring from 25,000 to an impressive 40,000 seats.
Furthermore, the pitch within the stadium proudly showcases a lush expanse of natural grass.
ABIDJAN : FÉLIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY STADIUM
Le « Félicia », comme il est surnommé, est le plus ancien stade du pays. Il est situé en plein cœur d’Abidjan, dans la commune du Plateau, le quartier des affaires. Dénommé Stade Géo André à sa construction, avant l’indépendance du pays, il a été par la suite entièrement rénové et rebaptisé Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, du nom du fondateur de la nation ivoirienne et premier Chef d’État. Il a servi pour les rencontres de la CAN 1984, la seule organisée à ce jour par la Côte d’Ivoire.
In preparation for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium underwent renovations, including upgrades to its structure, seating, and turf. The stadium now has a seating capacity of 29,000.
With its four covered stands, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium will host numerous international matches, not only in football but also in other sports disciplines such as athletics, rugby, and more. Its versatile design allows for a wide range of sporting events to take place within its premises.
KORHOGO : STADE AMADOU GON COULIBALY
The Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo is constructed on a total area of 20.17 hectares.
It has a seating capacity of 20,000, fully covered stands and a natural grass field.
Ce stade qui répond aux normes internationales et accueillera des matchs de poule de la prochaine CAN TotalEnergies 2023.
It also has four parking lots reserved for spectators, teams, officials and media.
YAMOUSSOUKRO : CHARLES KONAN BANNY STADIUM
Dotée d’une capacité d’accueil de 20 000 places assises, avec des tribunes couvertes, le stade de la capitale politique, est achevé et homologué. Construis sur une superficie totale de 24,66 hectares, sa pelouse est en gazon naturel. Il comprend un parking privé pouvant recevoir 4 cars pour les équipes et 14 véhicules pour les officiels, un parking pour le personnel du stade, un pour les médias et un autre d’une capacité de 2 000 places pour les spectateurs.
SAN PEDRO : LAURENT POKOU STADIUM
The Laurent POKOU stadium, built on a 23.33-hectare site in the PORO district of San Pedro, is a true architectural gem.
Like the Yamoussoukro and Korhogo stadiums, it has a capacity of 20,000, covered stands, 4 parking lots and a natural grass field.
Through this 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the COCAN 2023 is committed in providing a unique experience to spectators and supporters through 3 main themes:
Warm and friendly atmosphere
Bringing fans together for a festive experience.
To leave a material and immaterial legacy to Côte d'Ivoire.
A true crossroads of peoples due to its history, the Ivory Coast is a symbol of genuine hospitality popularized by the globally renowned Akan expression "Akwaba." The country has successfully perpetuated this centuries-old tradition of openness, making it a uniquely praised land of welcome for those who visit.
The traveler who explores Ivory Coast finds a home away from home. The warmth of the people and the inviting landscape constantly remind them that they have embarked on a journey from their own roots to discover a new sense of belonging.
As proclaimed in the first lines of its national anthem, Ivory Coast is a country of hospitality that opens itself to the world. As the host of the African Football Biennial in January 2024, the country will showcase to the world the wide range of hospitality that is constantly praised and must be experienced at all costs.
WHAT IS THE 2023 COCAN?
COCAN 2023 is the organizing committee for the Côte d'Ivoire 2023 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament. It was created on June 7, 2018 by decree on the proposal of the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football (FIF) and the Ministry of Sports.
The local organizing committee is obliged to conduct all its activities in accordance with the CAF Statutes and Regulations, the contract binding CAF to FIF and the specifications issued by CAF. COCAN 2023 must set up the entire organization of the competition in accordance with the texts laid down by the continental umbrella organization.
COCAN 2023 is placed under the authority of the Prime Minister. This position was designed to meet the cross-cutting nature of the missions entrusted to it and the requirements of organizing a major event.
Interface de la CAF, le COCAN 2023 comprend 11 membres : un Président, un Vice-Président, 7 Présidents de commissions techniques et 2 Présidents de commission Ad hoc.
COCAN 2023 also has an Executive Board, the linchpin of the organization, and an Administrative and Financial Department.