Amahoro Stadium

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Stade Amahoro
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Full name Amahoro Stadium
Location Kigali
Owner Government of Rwanda
Capacity 30,000[1][2][3]
Surface Grass
Construction
Built Habyarimana Juvenal government
Opened 1986
Main contractors China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation
Tenants
Rwanda National Team

The Amahoro Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the Gasabo district of Kigali, Rwanda. With a capacity of 30,000,[1] it is the largest stadium in Rwanda and hosts football matches, concerts, and public events. The football clubs Armée Patriotique Rwandaise F.C. and Rayon Sports F.C. are the tenants.

During the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, it was temporarily a "UN Protected Site" hosting to up to 12,000 mainly Tutsi refugees.[4]

History[edit]

The stadium was constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, at a cost of US$ 21 million.[5] Construction began in March 1984, and was completed in January 1989.[6]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 1°57′18.1″S 30°6′51.2″E / 1.955028°S 30.114222°E / -1.955028; 30.114222