Almost 120 kilometers to the north east of capital Cairo, Ismailia lies on the west bank of Suez Canal. With less than 400,000 inhabitants, the quiet and beautiful city is one of Egypt’s renowned resorts with its shores over the Canal and its connected lakes.
Founded in 1863, Ismailia (that was named after Khedive Ismail) hosts the head office of Suez Canal. It was the theater for some landmark events including British invasion in 1882, and October War in 1973.
Ismailia is a bit hot in summer, with a June average of 31⁰ C.
Ismailia Stadium is the base of Ismaily Club, the first ever Egyptian side to win a CAF competition (African Cup for Champion Clubs in 1969). The 18,500 seated stadium was built in 1965, and renovated in 2009. It was one of the venues for 1997 FIFA U-17 World Cup and 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Training venues for Ismailia Stadium
- Mercure Training Field
- Suez Canal Stadium
- Canal Stadium Annexes (2)