Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor

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Stade Léopold Senghor
Senegal 1 - Cameroon 0 - Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor.jpg
Stade Leopold Senghor during an African Cup of Nations qualification match
Full name Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor
Former names Stade de l'Amitié
Location Route de l’Aéroport de Yoff, Dakar
Capacity 60,000[1]
Surface Grass
Opened 1985
Tenants
Senegal national football team

Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor is a multi-purpose stadium in Dakar, Senegal. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has an athletics track. It serves as a home ground of ASC Jeanne d'Arc and the Senegal national football team. The stadium holds 60,000. It was built in 1985 and named after Léopold Sédar Senghor, first president of Senegal (from 1960 to 1980).

The stadium hosted the final match of the 1992 African Cup of Nations and the 1998 African Championships in Athletics.

On 13 October 2012, a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match between Senegal and Ivory Coast was abandoned due to rioting at the stadium.[2] Senegal were disqualified from the tournament as a result.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.orange-info.sn/cobranding/sports/page_n-2.php?id=43&sec_id=51&art_id=1254190&txt_id=1219100
  2. ^ "Fan riot halts Senegal-Ivory Coast football match". BBC News (BBC). 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot". BBC Sport (BBC). 16 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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Coordinates: 14°44′48.10″N 17°27′7.25″W / 14.7466944°N 17.4520139°W / 14.7466944; -17.4520139

Preceded by
Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Algiers
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

1992
Succeeded by
Stade El Menzah
Tunis