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Baba Yara Stadium

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Former names  Kumasi Sports Stadium
Address  Kumasi, Ghana
Phone  +233 55 608 8558
Location  Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Capacity  40,528
Baba Yara Stadium
Owner  Sports Council of Ashanti
Opened  1959 (first stands were built in 1971)
Project manager  United African Company (UAC)
Teams  Asante Kotoko S.C., King Faisal Babes F.C., BA Stars F.C.
Similar  Accra Sports Stadium, Sekondi‑Takoradi Stadium, Tamale Stadium, Len Clay Stadium, Wa Sports Stadium

Ghana hanged egypt with 6 black stars at the baba yara stadium in kumasi


Baba Yara Sports Stadium (also Kumasi Sports Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti. It is Ashanti's and Ghana's largest stadium, with a seating capacity of 40,528. The Kumasi Stadium is used mostly for football matches, although it is also used for athletics. It is the home of one of Africa's most popular sports club, Asante Kotoko.

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History

The stadium was originally built by the United African Company (UAC) in 1957 and inaugurated as a designated football pitch in 1959. The first stands were constructed in 1971. The stadium was rebuilt in 1977. It was renamed after Kumasi-born footballer Baba Yara (1936–1969, active for Asante Kotoko 1955–1961) under the New Patriotic government in 2004. The third major works ended in 2008. As part of the works, the west stand was demolished to be replaced by a two-tier stand with press, corporate, and VIP facilities. The rest of the stands were upgraded, seats were added, and transparent panels were installed to separate the spectator area from the playing area in order to prevent pitch invasions.

1978, 2000 and 2008 African Cup of Nations

The stadium hosted 6 group matches and one of the semi final matches of the 1978 African Cup of Nations tournament. During the 2000 African Cup of Nations, the stadium hosted 7 matches. It was later used for the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

References

Baba Yara Stadium Wikipedia


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