Anjalay Coopen Stadium
The Anjalay Coopen Stadium, located in Mapou, Mauritius, is a versatile multi-use venue. It was inaugurated on 26th January 1991 and underwent renovations in 2003. Known for hosting diverse events, the stadium holds the distinction of being one of Mauritius' largest sports venues in terms of capacity.
The Anjalay Coopen Stadium, located in Mapou, Mauritius, is a versatile multi-use venue. It was inaugurated on 26th January 1991 and underwent renovations in 2003. Known for hosting diverse events, the stadium holds the distinction of being one of Mauritius' largest sports venues in terms of capacity.Venue Type: Stadium
In the heart of Mapou, Belle Vue, stands a venerable monument of sporting history – the Anjalay Coopen Stadium, a timeless gem that first graced the landscape in 1991, now celebrating its illustrious 31-year journey.
Dedicated mainly to football games, the stadium has witnessed countless thrilling matches involving esteemed teams such as the Mauritius national football team. Beyond the manicured lawn lies a state-of-the-art athletics track, where athletes have forged memories of glory and triumph.
But this sporting arena is not confined to the boundaries of a football pitch or track. Its expansive parking area serves as an open canvas for a myriad of events, transforming into a hub of excitement for motorsports enthusiasts—car and motorcycle racing events, counting for the prestigious Mauritius championship.
In the realm of entertainment, the Anjalay Coopen Stadium has hosted momentous gatherings that resonate deeply in the hearts of Mauritians. It proudly welcomed distinguished events like the grand opening and majestic closing ceremony of the Jeux des Iles 2019, where passion, unity, and sportsmanship took center stage. Additionally, it played a leading role in the celebration of Mauritius’ 45th independence anniversary, where the nation basked in patriotic fervour.
The Anjalay Coopen Stadium witnessed a historic moment, etched forever in memory – the unfurling of the world record for the most significant human floating national flag. A remarkable feat that saw 6,145 participants united, forming an unforgettable tableau of national identity.
Moreover, this versatile venue has seen the world’s most celebrated artists and DJs grace its stage, transcending the ordinary into the extraordinary. From mesmerizing performances by Dadju, Blakkayo, Kalash, to an array of international sensations, the stadium has become a pulsating arena of musical euphoria.