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The Jassim bin Hamad Stadium (Arabic: ملعب جاسم بن حمد‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has facilities for athletics. The football team Al-Sadd plays there. The stadium, originally built in 1974, was rebuilt in 2004 for the Gulf Cup and currently has a capacity of 15,000 people. The stadium is also used as the home stadium of the Qatar national football team.[3] The stadium was named after the former president of the club Jassim bin Hamad bin Jaber Al-Thani.

Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
Al-Sadd Stadium
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Full nameJassim bin Hamad Stadium
LocationDoha, Qatar
Coordinates25°16′02″N 51°29′03″E / 25.267358°N 51.484251°E / 25.267358; 51.484251Coordinates: 25°16′02″N 51°29′03″E / 25.267358°N 51.484251°E / 25.267358; 51.484251
Capacity15,000[1][2]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1974
Opened1975
Renovated2004, 2009–2010
Tenants
Al-Sadd
Qatar national football team

FacilitiesEdit

Aside from the main field, the stadium area also accommodates an administration office, a cafe, a mosque, workers' quarters, an athletics track, training fields, a swimming pool and a multi-sports hall.[4] The multi-sports hall has a capacity of 1,000 people, and is used for local tournaments in basketball, volleyball, handball and other sports and events.[5]

Important tournaments held in the stadiumEdit

  • The Gulf Cup of Nations

The Gulf Cup of Nations final match was played on this stadium when Qatar defeated Oman on penalties and won the title, the final ceremony was held there.

The final of the football tournament of the Games was held there when Qatar defeated Iraq by one goal and won the title.

As this is Al Sadd's home stadium they play their home league matches there and in the 2009-2010 season it was shared with the other Qatari side Al Ahli. And when ever Al Sadd scores a goal a sound of a wolf howling comes out of the stadium's speakers because the clubs nick or mascot is the wolf.

The Qatari football team plays its important matches there such as the World Cup qualifiers matches there.

  • Qatar Heir Apparent's Cup

All the matches of this cup are played on the same stadium because this cup is only made up of two semi-finals and a final match.

  • Qatar's Emir Cup

The semi-final matches are played on these stadiums while the quarter final matches and round of sixteen matches are played in the Grand Hamad Stadium and the final match is played in the Khalifa Stadium.

The Stadium hosted the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana in a match involving Juventus (Serie A champions) and Napoli (Coppa Italia champions). The Stadium hosted the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana in a match involving Juventus (Serie A champions) and Milan (Coppa Italia Vice-champions).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://dohanews.co/tag/inter/
  3. ^ Qatar and Iran in goalless draw, www.gulf-times.com, 11 January 2008, archived from the original on 7 June 2011, retrieved 25 August 2008
  4. ^ "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 31. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 32. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
Preceded by
Busan Asiad Stadium
Busan
Asian Games Football tournament
Final Venue

2006
Succeeded by
Tianhe Stadium
Guangzhou