National Sports Stadium (Zimbabwe)

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National Sports Stadium
NSSZ
Full nameNational Sports Stadium
LocationHarare
Capacity60,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1987
Renovated2010
Tenants
Zimbabwe national football team

The National Sports Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium, in Harare, Zimbabwe, with a maximum capacity of 60,000 people.[1] It is the largest stadium in Zimbabwe. Located in Harare just a Few meters from Heroes Acre, it is used mostly for football matches, but is also used for rugby union. CAPS United F.C. use the venue, which opened in 1987, for most of their home games.

Overview[edit]

The stadium played host to Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! Benefit Concert on October 7, 1988. The show was headlined by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and also featured Sting and Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N'Dour and Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi.

The 6th All-Africa Games were held here in 1995.

The stadium was closed for 20 months, starting November 2006, for major renovations.[2]

Major evenements[edit]

The stadium has hosted many important events since its construction such as the 1995 All-Africa Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Machamire, Farayi (4 March 2017). "Zim stadia 'shameful'". DailyNews Live. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ BBC SPORT | Football | African | Zimbabwe to renovate main stadium

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Coordinates: 17°49′16.89″S 30°59′41.05″E / 17.8213583°S 30.9947361°E / -17.8213583; 30.9947361