Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium

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Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium
Multi-purpose stadium
Multi-purpose stadiums are a type of stadium designed in such a way as to be easily used by multiple sports. While any stadium could potentially host more than one sport, this concept usually refers to a specific design philosophy that stresses multi-functionality over specificity...

 in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi , literally Father of Gazelle, is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western...

, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

. It is currently used mostly for football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 and cricket
Cricket
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the...

 matches and is the home ground of Al Jazira Club.
It name after the current Crown Prince HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces .-Political and business career:...

.

Capacity change


The stadiums original capacity was 15,000 but it is currently going through an expansion stage which will increase the stadiums capacity to an all seater 60,000 ultra-modern air conditioned sporting arena, and the expansion program also includes two residential towers to be built on the stadium. Half of the project was completed by December 2006 and hosted the 18th gulf cup, a tournament later won by the hosts UAE, where the stadium held 24,000 spectators, and it is currently undergoing the final stages of the expansion.

Trivia

  • Some of the matches of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship
    2003 FIFA World Youth Championship
    The 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in United Arab Emirates between November 27 and December 19, 2003. The 2003 championship was the 14th contested...

     were played here.
  • Hosted 3 matches in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup
    2009 FIFA Club World Cup
    -Play-off for Quarter-finals:-Quarter-finals:-----Semi-finals:-----Match for fifth place:-Match for third place:-Final:-Scorers:4 goals Denilson...

    .
  • Hosted the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup
    2010 FIFA Club World Cup
    - Matches :If a match was tied after normal playing time, 30 minutes of extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shootout would be held to determine the winner...

     along with Zayed Sports City
    Zayed Sports City
    Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Zayed Sports City is the leading destination for sports and entertainment in the UAE.Zayed Sports City features a host of different facilities that are ideal for training, corporate events, concerts, and team sports...

    .

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