Stade Bouaké

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Stade Municipal
Stade de la Paix
Location Bouaké, Ivory Coast
Coordinates 7°40′57.91″N 5°2′41.16″W / 7.6827528°N 5.0447667°W / 7.6827528; -5.0447667Coordinates: 7°40′57.91″N 5°2′41.16″W / 7.6827528°N 5.0447667°W / 7.6827528; -5.0447667
Capacity 25,000
Field size 119 × 73 m
Surface Grass
Opened 1984
Tenants
ASC Bouaké
Alliance Bouaké

Stade Bouaké is a multi-use stadium in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 35,000 people. Along with Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, it was constructed for the 1984 African Nations Cup. It is the second largest stadium in the country after Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (which holds 50,000 spectators). The reconstruction of this stadium was the first step for the reconstruction and redevelopment of all the stadia in the Ivory Coast

The stadium during reconstruction.

Shape[edit]

The stadium measures 119x73 (yards), and was constructed in an oval shape.

Users[edit]

The club is the home of ASC Bouaké and Alliance Bouaké

Civil war[edit]

During the First Ivorian Civil War (October 2002 - March 2007), all sports activities were banned from being played in the stadium. The stadium was deserted because of the occupation of the Forces Nouvelles.

Historical Events[edit]

Ivory Coast hosted Madagascar at Bouaké Stadium for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification. It was considered as an important event for national reconcillation, after the First Ivorian Civil War.

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