Stade du 26 Mars

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Stade du 26-Mars
Full name Stade du 26-Mars
Location Bamako, Mali
Owner Malian Government
Capacity 50,000[1]
Surface Grass
Opened 2001
Tenants
Mali national football team

Stade du 26-Mars is located in the southern neighborhoods of Bamako, Mali. It serves as a home ground for domestic football club Stade Malien and is the national stadium. It has a capacity of 50,000 as an all-seater stadium. Built in 2001, it is named for the date of Martyrs' Day (Mali): a national commemoration of the 26 March 1991 Bamako uprising which overthrew the dictatorship of Moussa Traoré.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldstadiums.com/africa/countries/mali.shtml
  2. ^ Pascal James Imperato. Traore, Gen. Moussa in Historical Dictionary of Mali, pp.242-245. Scarecrow Press/ Metuchen. NJ - London (1986) ISBN 0-8108-1369-6
Preceded by
National Stadium
Lagos
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

2002
Succeeded by
Stade 7 November
Rades

Coordinates: 12°36′16″N 7°55′18″W / 12.60444°N 7.92167°W / 12.60444; -7.92167