Dasarath Rangasala Stadium

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Dasarath Stadium
दशरथ रंगशाला
Dasarath Rangasala Stadium.jpg
Dasharath Stadium as of 2008.
Location Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Coordinates Coordinates: 27°41′42″N 85°18′53″E / 27.695052°N 85.314835°E / 27.695052; 85.314835
Owner Government of Nepal
Operator ANFA
Capacity About 25,000
Surface grass
Construction
Built 1956
Opened 1958
Renovated 1998, 2011, 2014
Architect Nepal Professional Architectures
Tenants
Nepal national football team
Martyr's Memorial League matches

Dasarath Stadium (Nepali: दशरथ रंगशाला) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal. Holding 25,000, it is the biggest stadium in Nepal. It is named after Dashrath Chand, one of the martyrs of Nepal.

The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches and cultural and entertainment programs. Three Star Club are tenants of the stadium. It has floodlights installed, to facilitate matches and events in the evenings. Most of Nepal's national and international tournaments are held in this stadium. Nepal's primary football division, Martyr's Memorial League, is also held in this ground every year.

History[edit]

The stadium was built in 1956. It was renovated in 1998 to host the 1999 South Asian Games. In 2011 it was again renovated, to host the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. A dark page in the stadium's history was the 1988 Kathmandu stadium disaster, which resulted in 93 casualties.

As Nepal's biggest stadium, the Dasharath Stadium has hosted many important events. The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup and the 2013 SAFF Championship where held here, with the Halchowk Stadium hosting some of the matches as well. Apart from sports, numerous cultural festivals and musical events take place here. Noticeable, the 2011 concert of Bryan Adams was held in this stadium, being the first rock concert featuring a global music icon in Nepal. [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryan Adams cuts history like a knife in Nepal, Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams creates history with Nepal’s first rock concert featuring an international star at the Bryan Adams live-in-concert in the Dasharath Stadium in the Capital on Saturday, February 19, 2011. The Himalayan Times online.

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