Accra Sports Stadium

Stadium in Accra

Image by Elio Stamm Lonely Planet

Ghanaians love football, and this 40,000-seat stadium close to Independence Square, opened in 1960 and modernised for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, is where local passion for the game can be experienced first-hand. Iconic club Accra Hearts of Oak ( and Great Olympics ( play their home matches in the Ghana Premier League here, supported by loud, colourful masses of fans.