Levy Mwanawasa Stadium

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Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
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Full name Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
Location T3 Highway, Ndola, Zambia
Coordinates 12°58′30″S 28°36′41″E / 12.97500°S 28.61139°E / -12.97500; 28.61139Coordinates: 12°58′30″S 28°36′41″E / 12.97500°S 28.61139°E / -12.97500; 28.61139
Owner Zambian Government
Operator Various Zambian clubs
Capacity 49,800
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 2010
Opened 2 June 2012
Architect Shanghai Construction Group
Tenants
Zambia national football team
ZESCO United[1]

The Levy Mwanawasa Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Ndola, Zambia. It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 49,800 people. In 2010, the Chinese government announced that the stadium will be built.[2] The first international game that was played in the stadium was held on 9 June 2012. It was a world cup qualifier between the host nation Zambia and Ghana which had a result of 1-0 in favour of Zambia.[3]

The stadium is named after Levy Mwanawasa, the third President of Zambia, serving from 2002 to his death in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldofstadiums.com/africa/zambia/levy-mwanawasa-stadium/
  2. ^ Emmanuel Barranguet: China the master stadium builder; The Africa Report, 2 July 2010; first published in: The Africa Report’s World Cup 2010, May 2010.
  3. ^ "Qualifiers". FIFA. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 

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