Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
The Dasarath Stadium (Nepali: दशरथ रंगशाला) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tripureshwar, Kathmandu. Holding 17,800, it is the biggest stadium in Nepal. It is named after Dashrath Chand, one of four great martyrs of Nepal. The stadium was damaged in the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.
|Location||Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Owner||Government of Nepal|
|Renovated||1998, 2011, 2014|
|Architect||Nepal Professional Architectures|
Nepal national football team
The stadium is used mostly for football matches and cultural and entertainment programs. Three Star Club are tenants of the stadium. It has floodlights installed, to facilitate matches and events in the evenings. Most of Nepal's national and international tournaments are held in this stadium. Nepal's primary football division, Martyr's Memorial League, is also held in this ground every year.
The stadium was built in 1956. It was renovated in 1998 to host the 1999 South Asian Games. In 2011 it was again renovated, to host the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. The 1988 Kathmandu stadium disaster had also hit the stadium, it resulted in 93 casualties.
As Nepal's biggest stadium, the Dasharath Stadium has hosted many important events. The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup and the 2013 SAFF Championship were held here, with the Halchowk Stadium hosting some of the matches as well. Apart from sports, numerous cultural festivals and musical events take place here. The 2011 concert of Bryan Adams was held in this stadium, and was his first rock concert in Nepal.
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- "Renovation of Dasharath Stadium takes forever, hurts nation's football". República. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- Bryan Adams cuts history like a knife in Nepal, Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams creates history with Nepal’s first rock concert featuring an international star at the Bryan Adams live-in-concert in the Dasharath Stadium in the Capital on Saturday, February 19, 2011. The Himalayan Times online.
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