Barbourfields Stadium

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Barbourfields (Peter Ndlovu) Stadium
Emagumeni
Full nameBarbourfields (Peter Ndlovu) Stadium
LocationBulawayo, Zimbabwe
Coordinates20°07′51″S 28°34′11″E
OwnerBulawayo City Council
Capacity25,000[1] (40,000 is the maximum capacity)
SurfaceGrass
Tenants
Highlanders FC
Zimbabwe national football team

Barbourfields Stadium to be renamed Peter Ndlovu Stadium in the future is a multi-purpose stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, home to Highlanders FC. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It is owned by Bulawayo City Council and is home to Highlanders F.C., one of the biggest soccer teams in Zimbabwe. Soccer fans commonly refer to the stadium as "Emagumeni" meaning "our yard" in iSiNdebele. As of 2017, Barbourfields (Peter Ndlovu) Stadium may be used as homeground to other football teams in and around Bulawayo including Bantu Rovers FC, How Mine FC and Chicken Inn FC, but mostly, when they play big teams. The stadium consists of four stands including the most famous ones; the Mpilo End (usually for the away fans), and, of course, the Soweto End (for the 'die hard' home fans). It has a capacity of 25,000[2] making it the second largest stadium in Zimbabwe after the National Sports Stadium (60,000).[3]

Highlanders F.C. drew the highest average home attendance in their domestic league in 2016, with an average attendance of 5,614. The previous year, they drew an average home attendance of 7,276 for domestic league games.[4]

Coordinates: 20°07′51″S 28°34′11″E / 20.130895°S 28.569624°E / -20.130895; 28.569624

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clockwatch: African Nations Cup". 12 October 2002 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ http://www.worldstadiums.com/africa/countries/zimbabwe.shtm
  3. ^ "www.highlandersfc.co.zw". Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Fans shun PSL matches - The Chronicle". www.chronicle.co.zw.