30 June Stadium

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30 June Stadium
Egyptian Air Defense Stadium
Location Cairo, Egypt
Capacity 30,000
Surface Grass

The 30 June Stadium is a stadium used mostly for football matches and also sometimes for athletics located in Cairo. It was built by the Egyptian Air Defense Forces.[1] The stadium is the main venue of the Air Defense Sport Village. The stadium has a capacity of 30,000[2] and it is one of the venues of the Egyptian Premier League.

Accidents

Twenty-two football fans died on 8 February 2015 in a confrontation with the police at the gates of Egyptian stadium during a league match between two Cairo clubs, Zamalek and Enppi. The death toll was expected to rise.[3] Most of the dead were suffocated when the crowd stampeded after police used tear gas to clear the fans trying to force their way into the stadium.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ تقرير..الطريق إلى استاد "ملحمة 30 يونيو" قبل مواجهة الأهلى وصن شاين (in Arabic). 14 October 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Venues - Premier League - Egypt". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Faith Karimi (9 February 2015). "Egypt soccer match goes ahead despite clashes that killed at least 19 fans". CNN. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Soccer Stadium Stampede Kills at least 25 in Egypt". nytimes.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "TRAGIC! 22 people killed outside Cairo soccer stadium". rediff.com. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 

Coordinates: 30°01′12″N 31°22′25″E / 30.02000°N 31.37361°E / 30.02000; 31.37361


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