National Sports Stadium (Zimbabwe)

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The National Sports Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium, in Harare, Zimbabwe, with a capacity of 60,000 people. It is used mostly for football matches, but is also used for rugby union. CAPS United F.C. use the venue, which opened in 1987, for most of their home games.

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The stadium played host to Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! Benefit Concert on October 7, 1988. The show was headlined by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and also featured Sting and Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N'Dour and Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi.

The 6th All-Africa Games were held here in 1995.

The stadium was closed for 20 months, starting November 2006, for major renovations.[1]

This venue held a friendly football match on 2 June 2010 between Zimbabwe and Brazil of which the away side triumphed 3-0.

In 2012 the stadium was host to Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa's judgement night, with the stadium reaching maximum capacity. In 2014 UFIC of Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa also filled the stadium in what was dubbed judgement night 2, the church had to create overflow arenas to carry the 1600000 plus attendants.

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Coordinates: 17°49′16.89″S 30°59′41.05″E / 17.8213583°S 30.9947361°E / -17.8213583; 30.9947361