Originally known as Stade King Baudouin and later Stade 20 Mai, it was used mostly for football matches. Its most famous event was The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman that took place on October 30, 1974. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 30,000 people. It was inauguarated in 1952.
Following the downfall of the regime of President Mobutu Sese Seko (1997), the stadium recovered its pre-Zaire name of Stade Tata Raphael.