Cicero Stadium

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Cicero Stadium
Location Asmara, Eritrea
Coordinates 15°20′57.38″N 38°55′16.52″E / 15.3492722°N 38.9212556°E / 15.3492722; 38.9212556Coordinates: 15°20′57.38″N 38°55′16.52″E / 15.3492722°N 38.9212556°E / 15.3492722; 38.9212556
Capacity 6,000[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1938
Tenants
Eritrea national football team
Red Sea FC
Adulis Club
Hintsa FC
Edaga Hamus

Cicero Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Asmara, Eritrea. With a capacity of 6,000,[2] it is currently used mostly for football matches.

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The stadium was built in 1938 during the Italian occupation by the Italian businessman Francesco Cicero. The stadium hosted several matches during the 1968 African Cup of Nations. Today, Cicero Stadium is used by the Eritrea national football team for its qualifying matches in the World Cup, CAN, CECAFA Cup and COMESA Cup.[3] Red Sea FC, Adulis Club, Hintsa FC and Edaga Hamus also play their club-level matches in the facility.

In 2005, the stadium received an artificial turf pitch, 3rd generation, One Star field test from FIFA's "Goal" development programme.

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