Stade du 26 Mars

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Stade du 26 Mars
Stade de 26-mars.png
Stade du 26 Mars is located in Mali
Stade du 26 Mars
Stade du 26 Mars
Full name Stade du 26 Mars
Location RN6 (Route Nationale 6)
Bamako, Mali
Coordinates 12°36′16″N 7°55′18″W / 12.60444°N 7.92167°W / 12.60444; -7.92167
Owner Malian Government
Capacity 50,000[1][2][3]
Surface Grass
Opened 2001
Construction cost 27 million Euros
Main contractors China Overseas Engineering Group
Stade Malien
Mali national football team

Stade du 26 Mars is located in the southern neighborhoods of Bamako, Mali. It serves as a home ground for domestic football club Stade Malien and is the national stadium. It has a capacity of 50,000 as an all-seater stadium. Built in 2001, it is named for the date of Martyrs' Day (Mali), a national commemoration of the 26 March 1991 Bamako uprising which overthrew the dictatorship of Moussa Traoré.[4] The stadium, which is built by China Overseas Engineering Group,[5] serves as a venue for 2002 African Cup of Nations.[6]


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  4. ^ Pascal James Imperato. Traore, Gen. Moussa in Historical Dictionary of Mali, pp.242-245. Scarecrow Press/ Metuchen. NJ - London (1986) ISBN 0-8108-1369-6
  5. ^ "History". China Overseas Engineering Group. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Is Mali ready for Nations' Cup?". BBC. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 

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Preceded by
National Stadium
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Stade 7 November

Coordinates: 12°36′16″N 7°55′18″W / 12.60444°N 7.92167°W / 12.60444; -7.92167