Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor
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|
|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, and its also sometimes used for rugby union. 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).
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. Senegal were disqualified from the tournament as a result.
- "Fan riot halts Senegal-Ivory Coast football match". BBC News. BBC. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
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