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Stade Demba Diop is a multi-use stadium in greater Dakar, Senegal. It is situated on Boulevard Président Habib Bourguiba in Sicap-Liberté, an urban arrondissement of Dakar. Several football clubs use this stadium for their home games.

Stade Demba Diop
Stade Demba Diop is located in Senegal
Stade Demba Diop
Stade Demba Diop
Location within Senegal
LocationBoulevard Président Habib Bourguiba
Sicap-Liberté, Dakar, Senegal
Coordinates14°42′38″N 17°27′29″W / 14.71056°N 17.45806°W / 14.71056; -17.45806
Capacity20,000[1]
SurfaceSynthetic turf
Opened1963
Tenants
ASC Diaraf
AS Douanes
US Gorée
US Ouakam
ASC Xam Xam

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HistoryEdit

Built in 1963, the stadium was later named after Demba Diop, former mayor of M'bour and Minister of Youth and Sport under President Léopold Sédar Senghor. Diop was assassinated on 3 February 1967.[citation needed] In 2017, eight people died after a wall at the Stade Demba Diop collapsed during a match between Stade de Mbour and US Ouakam.[2]

FacilitiesEdit

 
Stands.
 
View of the stadium during a Senegalese wrestling match.

The stadium holds 30,000[1] people and its current surface is synthetic turf.

EventsEdit

The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as a home ground of ASC Diaraf, AS Douanes, US Ouakam and ASC Xam Xam. It is also used for concerts, political gatherings, and Senegalese wrestling matches. The stadium also served as the venue of the 1st African Championships in Athletics in 1979.

A mass stampede occurred in July 2017 in the stadium, leaving eight dead and 60 injured.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Eight dead in wall collapse at Senegal's Demba Diop". BBC News. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.

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