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Tragedies in football stadiums

December 27 2023 | Articles

Throughout the history of football, there have been tragedies in stadiums where many people have suffered from accidents, riots or other emergencies. Here are some famous tragedies in football stadiums:

  1. Gillett Stadium Disaster (1946): The Gillett Stadium in Boston, USA was the site of a tragedy in 1946 when more than 300 people were killed or injured in a mass crush and riot at a match between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
  2. The Hillsborough Stadium tragedy (1989): In Hillsborough, England, a tragedy occurred at Hillsborough Stadium during the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. 96 Liverpool fans died and many others were injured as a result of the crush and inadequate security measures.
  3. The El El Stadium tragedy (1964): In Kairo, Egypt, in 1964, a tragedy occurred at El-El Stadium during a match between Egypt and Sudan. A crowd of fans led to a massive stampede and more than 70 people died.
  4. The Hilzern Stadium tragedy (1982): In the United States, a tragedy occurred at Hilzern Stadium in Pasadena, California during the 1982 FIFA World Cup when several fans were killed and many injured while trying to enter the stadium.
  5. El Campin Stadium Tragedy (2009): In Abidjan, Ivoire, a tragedy occurred in 2009 during a World Cup qualifying match between Ivorian and Malian national teams. Dozens of fans were killed and many injured as a result of panic and crush in the stadium.

These tragic events emphasise the importance of security and control in stadiums and the need for strict security measures to prevent such incidents.



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