Estádio da Cidadela

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Estádio da Cidadela
Full name Estádio da Cidadela
Location Luanda,  Angola
Capacity 60,000 [1]

Estádio da Cidadela is a football stadium in Luanda, Angola. It is used mostly for football matches, while hosting from time to time cultural events, including musical concerts. It is part of the Complexo Desportivo da Cidadela, along with the Pavilhão da Cidadela, Pavilhão Anexo and Pavilhão Anexo II. Cidadela is home to several Angolan league clubs, including Benfica de Luanda, and Progresso do Sambizanga. The stadium holds 60,000 people.[2]

The stadium is often referred to as the cathedral of Angolan sports as over the years, it has witnessed some of the most important events in Angolan sports. Among other events, it has hosted the 2nd Central Africa Games in 1981. The stadium is also considered to be a charm for the Angola national football team and especially for Angolan football hero Akwá. From 2010, it is being overshadowed by the newer, modern Estádio 11 de Novembro.


Coordinates: 8°49′38.6″S 13°15′21.2″E / 8.827389°S 13.255889°E / -8.827389; 13.255889