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Arena Market: Egypt

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While the capital Cairo is home to a broad range of club- and theatre-size venues, there is a lack of arena-level spaces.

Sports venues, such as Abdulrahman Fawzi Hall and Al Ahly Sports Hall are bases for teams playing basketball, volleyball, and handball, but it’s only really the 16,900-capacity Cairo International Indoor Stadium that hosts international live entertainment. It previously hosted the likes of Disney Live!

Thirty years after it opened in 1991, it was refurbished in time for the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship, including a significant acoustic upgrade to solve its issues with poor sound quality. Cairo-based provider of professional audio equipment Audio Technology designed and implemented a full HARMAN Professional audio solution across both halls featuring JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, BSS signal processors, and Soundcraft mixing consoles.

At arena level, artists tend to perform at temporary outdoor sites, such as in front of the Great Pyramids.

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