Sylhet District Stadium

Sylhet District Stadium (Bengali: সিলেট জেলা স্টেডিয়াম) is located in Rekabi Bazar, Sylhet, Bangladesh with a capacity of 15,000.[2] It is a multipurpose stadium mostly used for cricket and football.

Sylhet District Stadium
LocationSylhet, Bangladesh
Coordinates24°53′53.46″N 91°51′48.96″E / 24.8981833°N 91.8636000°E / 24.8981833; 91.8636000Coordinates: 24°53′53.46″N 91°51′48.96″E / 24.8981833°N 91.8636000°E / 24.8981833; 91.8636000
OwnerNational Sports Council[1]
OperatorNational Sports Council[1]
Capacity15,000[2]
Field size145 m x 135 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1965 (1965)
Renovated2018
Tenants
Abahani Limited Dhaka
Rahmatganj MFS
Bangladesh national football team
Sylhet Division
Sylhet Division

In September 2011, the stadium hosted a friendly match between the Under-23 teams of Bangladesh and Nepal, to prepare for the Asian Games. More than 50,000 viewers entered the stadium premises forcibly, by breaking the main entrance of the stadium.[3]

The stadium has hosted the 2015 SAFF U-16 Championship where Bangladesh clinched the title and some matches of the 2015 Bangabandhu Cup.[4]

Almost a half-month long renovation which started on 20 September was done for the stadium for the 2018 Bangabandhu Cup. New colours were shed on gallery, the dressing rooms were upgraded, and digital boards were installed in the stadium. 190 new bulbs were added to four floodlight stands; all of which had 400 bulbs prior to the upgrade.[4]

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  1. ^ a b অন্যান্য সকল [All Others]. National Sports Council. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Limited spectators at Afghanistan game?". 5 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Football sees hope of golden days". Risingbd Online Bangla News Portal.
  4. ^ a b Hoque, Shishir (1 October 2018). "Sylhet stadium gets an upgrade for Gold Cup". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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