High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Baba Yara Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kumasi, Ghana. It is Ghana's largest stadium, with a capacity of 40,500. It is named after Baba Yara, one of Ghana's top footballers who played for Asante Kotoko and the Ghana national football team, the Black Stars as a right winger.The Kumasi Stadium is used mostly for football matches, although it is also used for athletics. It is the home of one of Africa's most popular clubs, Asante Kotoko as well as King Faisal Babes. Kumasi is Ghana's second largest city and the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom. The stadium was originally built by the United African Company (UAC) around the time of Ghana's independence.The first major renovation of the stadiium took place in 1971. The stadium was rebuilt in 1977. The third major works ended in 2008.