Barbourfields Stadium also known as Emagumeni located in Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe, is one of the biggest sporting facilities in the country. Barbourfields has been used as the traditional home ground for some of Zimbabwe's celebrated football clubs such as Highlanders Football Club.

Barbourfields Stadium
Emagumeni
Full name Barbourfields Stadium
Location Mzilikazi, Bulawayo
Owner City of Bulawayo
Type Stadium
Genre(s) Football
Seating type Terrace
Capacity 32 000
Tenants
Highlanders Football Club

Contents

Capacity

The Stadium is he the third largest in Zimbabwe and has a carrying capacity of 32 000 spectators in its respective bays.[1]

Location

The stadium is located in the Mzilikazi Township of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province.[1]

The Stadium

The main part of the stadium is the main soccer field which is recognised by FIFA and has on numerous occasions hosted international games such as the COSAFA final between the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team and Lesotho in 2000. The stadium is also used by Highlanders in its league matches. Most teams that hail from Bulawayo use the stadium as their home ground. The stadium is also used a venue for other track and fields sports such as athletics especially by schools and other institutions from Bulawayo and surrounding areas. Locally, the stadium is recognised by the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League, the Sports and Recreation Commission and other sports bodies and a credible sports and entertainment facility.

However, on the history side, the stadium has a more close relationship with Highlanders Football Club (Bosso) which is the country's oldest team having been formed in 1926. It is the Bosso fans who passionately call the stadium Emagumeni, meaning their traditional hunting ground.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 , arbourfields Stadium,Betstudy, retrieved:16 Apr 2015"