Stade du 4-Août
|Address||Rue 9.04, Ouagadougou|
Description: Stade du 4-Août
One of the world’s poorer countries received its largest stadium right after gaining independence from France, in 1984. The August 4 Stadium (remembering the revolution) was built by foreign companies and has been the largest in Burkina Faso for several decades already. Though it never went through a major redevelopment, several smaller renovations were made.
Thanks to its central location in the metropolis of Ouagadougou it hosts the country’s largest events with concerts of numerous stars being among football and athletic fixtures. National team of Burkina Faso (and other countries, sometimes) and football club Étoile Filante also play their home games here.
Two major international tournaments took place here so far with Burkina Faso’s first African Cup of Nations in 1998 and African Rugby Championships in 2010.