Leopold Senghor Stadium during an African Cup of Nations qualification match
|Full name||Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium|
|Former names||Stade de l'Amitié|
|Location||Route de l’Aéroport de Yoff, Dakar|
|Capacity||60,000 (80,000 maximum allowed for domestic games)|
|Senegal national football team|
Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium, formerly the Stade de l'Amitie, is a multi-purpose stadium in Dakar, Senegal. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It serves as a home ground of ASC Jeanne d'Arc and the Senegal national football team. It also has an athletics track, and is sometimes used for rugby union. The stadium holds 60,000. It was built in 1985 and named after Léopold Sédar Senghor, first president of Senegal (from 1960 to 1980).
On 13 October 2012, a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match between Senegal and Ivory Coast was abandoned due to rioting at the stadium. Senegal were disqualified from the tournament as a result.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Fan riot halts Senegal-Ivory Coast football match". BBC News. BBC. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
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