Stade Sylvio Cator

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Stade Sylvio Cator
US Navy 100117-N-4275C-190 Haitian citizens seek refuge at the Stade Sylvio Cator, the national soccer stadium, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.jpg
Former names Parc Leconte,
Stade Paul-Magloire[1]
Location Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Coordinates 18°32′9.81″N 72°20′32.79″W / 18.5360583°N 72.3424417°W / 18.5360583; -72.3424417Coordinates: 18°32′9.81″N 72°20′32.79″W / 18.5360583°N 72.3424417°W / 18.5360583; -72.3424417
Capacity 10,500[2][3][4]
Surface Edel Grass (Artificial Turf)

The Stade Sylvio Cator is a multi-purpose stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is currently used mostly for association football matches, and is turfed with artificial turf.[5]

History[edit]

The stadium bears the name of Haitian Olympic medalist and footballer Sylvio Cator. It was named after him in 1952. Before then the stadium was called the Parc Leconte.[6] and then the Stade Paul-Magloire.[1] It is where the Haiti national football team play its home games. It has hosted the 1973 CONCACAF Championship, where the home team were crowned as champions[7] and the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship where the final match between the USA and Canada reached overcapacity of 30,000.[8][9]

The stadium was partly destroyed by the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, and a tent-city sprouted within its confines.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Cup 1954 - Qualifying
  2. ^ Monde du Foot - Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince (Haïti)
  3. ^ World of Stadiums - Stade Sylvio Cator
  4. ^ Dumont, Jetry, ed. (10 September 2015). "Le problème des faux billets lors du match d'Haïti". Loop.  (French)
  5. ^ a b Wilentz, Amy (27 January 2010). "A Visit to Soccer City: Living in Postquake Haiti". Time. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Reid, Greg Dr., ed. (11 April 2007). "This Week In Canadian Soccer History" (PDF). McGill University. p. 8. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  7. ^ VI. CONCACAF Nations Cup 1973
  8. ^ Press, ed. (26 October 2014). "CWC Final: All-Time Results & Scorers". CONCACAF. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  9. ^ CONCACAF's Women's Championship 1991