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National Stadium (Tanzania)

Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium
Former names National Stadium
Location Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Owner Tanzanian Government[1]
Operator Tanzania Football Federation (James Anderson)
Capacity 60,000 (football)[1]
Surface Rock
Broke ground 2005[2]
Opened 2007[3]
Renovated 2000
Expanded 2002
Closed 2009
Demolished 2011
Construction cost U$1
Architect James Anderson
Tanzania national football team, Simba SC, Young Africans FC

Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, named after the 3rd president of Tanzania, Benjamin William Mkapa.


It is currently used mostly for football matches. It currently holds 60,000 people. The stadium opened in 2007. The structure cost TZS 56.4bn/-. It was constructed by the Beijing Construction Engineering Company Limited. Tanzania contributed TZS 25bn/- and China donated the rest. The Complex is according to the FIFA and Olympic Standards. It replaced the Uhuru Stadium as the national stadium.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Stadiums in Tanzania". World Stadiums. 
  2. ^ "2010 FIFA World Cup - the beautiful game". Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Uwanja mpya wa Taifa huo" (in Swahili). 2007-01-23. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  • Chinese Premier pleased with new stadium work

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