Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Built in 1954, and name was given to honor Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation, also known as “Banga bandhu” or “Friend of Bengal”. Up until 2005, there was no athletic track as this stadium was country’s main cricket stadium. However, now only used for athletics and the Bangaldesh national football team.
This is the stadium used for the 2009 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in December and the main stadium for the 2010 South Asian Federation (SAF) Games (23 sports incuding athletics). This will also be the venue that hosts the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.