Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion

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Dr. Ir. F. Essed Stadion
Frank Essed Stadion
Former namesFlora Stadion
LocationParamaribo, Suriname
Coordinates5°48′41.31″N 55°12′26.31″W / 5.8114750°N 55.2073083°W / 5.8114750; -55.2073083
OwnerCity and District of Paramaribo
OperatorSurinaamse Voetbal Bond
SurfaceArtificial turf
Opened24 December 1958
Leo Victor

Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion, formerly known as the Flora Stadion and commonly called the Frank Essed Stadion, is a multi-purpose stadium in Paramaribo, Suriname. It is home to Leo Victor Cosmos, Royal '95, and Super Red Eagles. It is also the home stadium of SNL, the football club of the national military of Suriname. The stadium was named after Surinamese politician and forestry scientist Frank Essed.[1]


The Frank Essed Stadium is located in Southwestern part of Paramaribo, in the Flora neighborhood. It is next door to the National Indoor Stadium on the west end of the Jaggernath Lachmonstraat.[2]


The Essed Stadium has been used as a location for several concerts.

Date Band Tour Name Attendance
25 August 2007 Kassav' Kassav' Carnaval Tour -[3]
15 August 2009 Gentleman Another Intensity Tour -[4]
3 September 2011 Atif Aslam Impact Tour -[5]
Essed stadium sign


  1. ^ "Stadiums in Suriname". Worldstadiums.com. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion". Maisfutebol.iol.pt. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Kassav Carnaval Tour" (in Dutch). Partypix Suriname. 2007-08-27.
  4. ^ "GentleMan - Another Intensity" (in Dutch). Hard Core Entertainment. 2009-08-15.
  5. ^ "Atif Aslam - IMPACT Tour" (in Dutch). Hard Core Entertainment. 2016-02-14.