Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
|Location||Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Owner||Government of Nepal|
|Capacity||17,800 (after installation of seats, used to be 30,000)|
|Renovated||1998, 2011, 2014|
|Architect||Nepal Professional Architectures|
|Manang Marshyangdi Club|
The Dasarath Stadium (Nepali: दशरथ रंगशाला) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tripureshwar, Kathmandu. Holding 17,800, it is the biggest stadium in Nepal. It is named after Dashrath Chand, one of four great martyrs of Nepal.
The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches and cultural and entertainment programs. Three Star Club are tenants of the stadium. It has floodlights installed, to facilitate matches and events in the evenings. Most of Nepal's national and international tournaments are held in this stadium. Nepal's primary football division, Martyr's Memorial League, is also held in this ground every year.
The stadium was built in 1956. It was renovated in 1998 to host the 1999 South Asian Games. In 2011 it was again renovated, to host the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. The 1988 Kathmandu stadium disaster had also hit the stadium, it resulted in 93 casualties.
As Nepal's biggest stadium, the Dasharath Stadium has hosted many important events. The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup and the 2013 SAFF Championship were held here, with the Halchowk Stadium hosting some of the matches as well. Apart from sports, numerous cultural festivals and musical events take place here. The 2011 concert of Bryan Adams was held in this stadium, and was his first rock concert in Nepal.
Major sports events
- 1997 SAFF Football Championship (September 4 – 13, 1997), Pravinrb
- 1999 South Asian Games
- 2012 AFC Challenge Cup (March 8–19, 2012)
- 2013 SAFF U-16 Championship (July 20–30, 2013)
- 2013 SAFF Championship (August 31 - September 11, 2013)
- Nepal vs Hong Kong (Club Level) Rugby (May 21, 2016)
|17 March 2015 World Cup Qualifier||India||0 - 0||Nepal||Kathmandu|
|Report||Stadium: Dasarath Stadium, Kathmandu Nepal
Referee: Khamis Al Marri (Qatar)
Major music and cultural events
- Bryan Adams - live in concert by JPR events (February 19, 2011)
- Atif Asian - live in concert (2013)
- Purple Feast - live cultural program with Indian comedian Kapil Sharma as host (2015)
- All Nepal Football Association
- Nepal national football team
- Nepal women's national football team
- Nepal national under-17 football team
- Nepal national under-20 football team
- Bryan Adams cuts history like a knife in Nepal, Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams creates history with Nepal’s first rock concert featuring an international star at the Bryan Adams live-in-concert in the Dasharath Stadium in the Capital on Saturday, February 19, 2011. The Himalayan Times online.
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