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Stade Bouaké is a multi-use stadium in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 35,000 people. Along with Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, it was constructed for the 1984 African Nations Cup. It is the second largest stadium in the country after Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (which holds 50,000 spectators). The reconstruction of this stadium was the first step for the reconstruction and redevelopment of all the stadia in the Ivory Coast.

Stade Municipal
Stade de la Paix
LocationBouaké, Ivory Coast
Coordinates7°40′57.91″N 5°2′41.16″W / 7.6827528°N 5.0447667°W / 7.6827528; -5.0447667Coordinates: 7°40′57.91″N 5°2′41.16″W / 7.6827528°N 5.0447667°W / 7.6827528; -5.0447667
Capacity35,000
Field size119 × 73 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1984
Renovated2020
General contractorMota-Engil (2020 renovations)
Tenants
ASC Bouaké
Alliance Bouaké

The stadium is expected to host many matches of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. It will also be renovated for this competition by Mota-Engil, with structures designed by Quadrante Group.

The stadium during reconstruction.

ShapeEdit

The stadium measures 119x73 (yards), and was constructed in an oval shape.

UsersEdit

The club is the home of ASC Bouaké and Alliance Bouaké

Civil warEdit

During the First Ivorian Civil War (October 2002 - March 2007), all sports activities were banned from being played in the stadium. The stadium was deserted because of the occupation of the Forces Nouvelles.

Historical EventsEdit

Ivory Coast hosted Madagascar at Bouaké Stadium for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification. It was considered as an important event for national reconciliation, after the First Ivorian Civil War.

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