Amahoro Stadium


Kigali, Rwanda, Africa


The Amahoro stadium, constructed between 1984 and 1989 as a symbol of national pride, has witnessed critical moments in Rwanda’s history. The stadium’s role shifted throughout the years due to the eruption of the Rwandan civil war. In 1993, the Amahoro stadium was chosen as the headquarters of United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) since it was large enough to host an entire battalion of soldiers. This venue also provided shelter for thousands of internally displaced Tutsis during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. In hopes of modernizing the stadium while also preserving its past, Dar was asked to provide the support needed to refurbish the Amahoro stadium. The renovated stadium is set to comply with international standards, host FIFA matches, and help boost the economy, reflecting the resilient and ambitious nature of the people of Rwanda.