People's Football Stadium

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The People's Football Stadium is a football stadium located in Lyari, a neighbourhood in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is owned by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, formerly City District Government of Karachi. It has a capacity of 40,000.

People's Football Stadium
People's Ground
LocationKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Coordinates24°51′31″N 66°59′18″E / 24.85861°N 66.98833°E / 24.85861; 66.98833Coordinates: 24°51′31″N 66°59′18″E / 24.85861°N 66.98833°E / 24.85861; 66.98833
OwnerKarachi Metropolitan Corporation
(formerly City District Government)
OperatorKarachi Metropolitan Corporation
Capacity40,000[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground1988
Opened9 December 1995
Construction costUSD 30.7 Million
Tenants
Pakistan national football team (1995–)
Habib Bank F.C. (1995–)
K-Electric (1995–2020)

Stadium is part of a sports complex which also houses a boxing arena having capacity of 5000 spectators, and Gymnasium sports complex where indoor sports like volleyball, badminton and basketball are contested.

OverviewEdit

The stadium was built in 1988, and opened on 9 December 1995. It covers an area of 10 acres (40,000 m2). In 1999, when Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto came into power, new floodlights imported from France worth PKR 30.7 million were installed, to enable evening matches to take place. The Pakistan national football team moved to the Peoples Football Stadium from the Railway Stadium in Lahore.

Major matchesEdit

The stadium, hosted the South Asian Football Federation Championship in 2005. It also hosted all the matches in the inaugural Karachi Football League and Geo Super Football League in 2007.

The group stages of 2012 KPT Challenge Cup was held in this stadium along with KPT Football Stadium. The stadium is currently used for the final phase of 2018–19 Pakistan Premier League.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City Landmarks – People's Stadium Lyari". 8 December 2011.

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