In 1997, Sheikh Mujib's family home in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, was preserved as a reminder of the 1975 tragedy by being converted into a museum, Bangabandhu Sriti Jadughar (Bongobondhu Memorial Museum).
Also known as the Dhaka Stadium, the Bangabandhu Jatiyo Stadium is the national stadium of Bangladesh which is located in the Motijheel area in the heart of the city.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangabandhu_National_Stadium Established in 1954 End names: Pavilion End, and Paltan End only venue in the world http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangabandhu_National_Stadium to have hosted an inaugural home fixture for two Test nations. India were the visitors on both occasions: in 1954–55, when Dacca was the capital of East Pakistan, and 46 years later, when Bangladesh became the tenth nation to attain Test status. With a purpose-built cricket stadium being constructed on the outskirts of the city, the ground was taken out of commission at the end of the 2004–05 season, and handed over for the sole use of the Bangladesh national football team. Currently, the stadium is used for football ( Brothers Union, Mohammedan SC, Dhaka Abahani) and athletics. Total seating capacity is about 36,000. It was also home to the Bangladeshi cricket team until 1 March 2005. On the 6th of September, 2011 Bangabandhu National Stadium hosted a historical match between Argentina and Nigeria, a milestone for football in the country. The stadium is located next to National Hockey Stadium. Bangladesh registered its first win at home at Bangabandhu National Stadium against India on 26 December 2004. The stadium was used for competitions of the 2010 South Asian Games, including football and athletics. hosted a colorful opening ceremony on 17 February 2011 of the 2011 Cricket World Cup co-hosted by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. The stadium was exclusively modernized and renovated into a world class stadium to host the grand opening ceremony. The capacity of the stadium has been increased to 36,000, a large LED screen has been installed, a modern roof has also been attached over the press box. The entrances and VIP box have also been upgraded to host the grand gala inaugural ceremony. http://www.tigercricket.com/venues/testnodi/bangabandhu-national-stadium.html also known as Number-1 National Stadium, Dhaka Stadium etc Debute ODI : Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Oct 27, 1988 Debute Test : Pakistan v India - Jan 1-4, 1955 Last Test : Bangladesh v Zimbabwe - Jan 14-18, 2005 Last ODI : Bangladesh v Zimbabwe - Jan 31, 2005 Total Matches Played : 75 ODI Matches Played : 58 Test Matches Played : 17 http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/ground/56661.html Capacity 36000 Floodlights Since 1998 Note Dhaka's cricket headquarters have now shifted to the purpose-built Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur. only venue in the world to have hosted an inaugural home fixture for two Test nations. India were the visitors on both occasions: in 1954-55, when Dacca (sic) was the capital of East Pakistan, and 46 years later, when Bangladesh became the tenth nation to attain Test status. "Situated in the throbbing heart of Dhaka, the Bangabandhu and the nearby National Hockey Stadium are so incorporated into the daily hustle and bustle of Bangladeshi life that it is hard to tell from the outside that they are in fact sporting venues, especially given the plethora of electrical goods stalls that have sprung up all around the concourse." Andrew Miller, Journalist http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/ground/56661.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ihHiBsv1H8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6oCfcKin1M&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLC74D4ED33BA6ECA3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ILrYX2l6Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsFwI8CxtpA http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16063587 http://sportscorner-pak.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/argentina-vs-nigeria-match-at-dhaka.html http://www.11sagdhaka2010.com.bd/ The 2010 South Asian Games is a major multi-sport event, scheduled to take place from January 29 to February 9, 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This will be the third time that the Bangladeshi capital hosts the Games, thus becoming the 4th city to host the Games multiple times (after Colombo, Kathmandu and Islamabad). It is also expected to be the largest sporting event ever in the history of Bangladesh. Bd won 18 golds http://www.11sagdhaka2010.com.bd/Pages/Medals/Default.aspx http://www.ocasia.org/Game/GameParticular.aspx?9QoyD9QEWPdraegUEzeUfA== http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/asia/bangladesh/dhaka_bangabandhu.shtml http://bangladeshcricket.com/news/bangabandhu-national-stadium-bns-for-world-cup-2011-cricket-matches-176.html http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=28465 Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) has been renovated and modernised at a cost of nearly Tk 35.08 crore. The renovation and modernisation works includes ICC hospitality box, BCB hospitality box, expansion and improvement of VIP lounge, renovation of floodlight, expansion and improvement of media center with air cooler and gallery shades. The renovation also includes installation of about 26,000 chairs in the gallery, three decorated entry gates to the stadium, VIP car parking area, installation of World Cup replica at the main gate of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque and installation of CCTV, and 82’ giant TV screen. The ceremony marking the formal inauguration of the renovated Bangabandu National Stadium was presided over by State Minister for Youth and Sports Ahad Ali Sarkar. Finance Minister AMA Muhith also spoke on the occasion. The prime minister in her speech said the present government is very much sincere about the successful holding of the Cricket World Cup matches in Bangladesh. For this reason, she said, the government allotted Tk 35.08 crore for the BNS, Tk 78.50 crore for Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Tk 62.82 crore for Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, Tk 71.28 crore for Zahur Ahmed Stadium in Chittagong and Tk 56.47 crore for Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna to carry out necessary modifications.
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