Stade des Martyrs

The Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecôte (Martyrs of Pentecost Stadium), also known as simply the Stade des Martyrs and formerly known as Stade Kamanyola, is a national stadium located in the town of Lingwala in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is mainly used for football matches and has organised many concerts and athletics competitions.

Stade des Martyrs
Former namesKamanyola Stadium
Location Kinshasa, Congo DR
Coordinates4°19′48″S 15°18′37″E
Capacity60,000 (80,000 is the maximum for most games)
SurfaceSynthetic Lawn
Broke groundOctober 14, 1988
BuiltOctober 14, 1993
OpenedSeptember 14, 1994
Construction costUS$38,000,000
Congo DR national football team
AS Vita Club
DC Motema Pembe

It is the home stadium of the National Team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the AS Vita Club and DC Motema Pembe of Championship Democratic Republic of the Congo football. The stadium has a capacity of 80,000 for international matches, but capacity is 125,000 for most matches.


The Stade des Martyrs was originally called Stade Kamanyola. Construction began on October 14, 1988 and ended on October 14, 1993. It replaced the former National Stadium, the Stade Tata Raphael.

In 1997, the stadium was renamed "Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecôte" in memory of four ministers purged by Mobutu Sese Seko and hanged at the site on 2 June 1966: Évariste Kimba, Jérôme Anany, Emmanuel Bamba, and Alexandre Mahamba.

See also


    This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.