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 namesParc Leconte,
Stade Paul-Magloire[1]
LocationPort-au-Prince, Haiti
Coordinates18°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
Capacity10,500 (international matches), 20,000 (domestic matches)
SurfaceEdel Grass (Artificial Turf)
Opened1953

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.[2]

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.[3] 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[4] and the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship where the final match between the USA and Canada reached overcapacity of 30,000.[5][6]

The stadium was partly destroyed by the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, and a tent-city sprouted within its confines.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Cup 1954 - Qualifying
  2. ^ a b Wilentz, Amy (27 January 2010). "A Visit to Soccer City: Living in Postquake Haiti". Time. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  3. ^ Reid, Greg Dr., ed. (11 April 2007). "This Week In Canadian Soccer History" (PDF). McGill University. p. 8. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  4. ^ VI. CONCACAF Nations Cup 1973
  5. ^ Press, ed. (26 October 2014). "CWC Final: All-Time Results & Scorers". CONCACAF. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  6. ^ CONCACAF's Women's Championship 1991