Haras El Haddood Stadium


A 25 kilometer drive by traditional tram from the Alexandria city centre brings us to the 22,000 capacity purpose-built and unimaginative brand new Max Stadium in the buzzing district of the same name. It is home to The Border Guards Military team, locally known as Haras El Haddood, playing at top level in Egypt.

Peculiarly enough the ground has an athletics track with almost 90 degree corners in order to create a rectangular shape with British flavor. However, although its shape being unique to Egyptian standards, the ground lacks any atmosphere and with roofs void on three parts it isn’t a particularly distinctive ground. Take away the roofs of any Lego ground and you end up in the Max district of Alexandria.