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The Sevens Stadium

The Sevens is a purpose-built rugby sevens stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Sevens Stadium is a venue for rugby, soccer, Gaelic football, Australian football (Aussie rules), netball, basketball, cricket, tennis, track and field, and concerts.[1]

The Sevens
Full nameThe Sevens
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates24°59′42″N 55°27′59″E / 24.99500°N 55.46639°E / 24.99500; 55.46639Coordinates: 24°59′42″N 55°27′59″E / 24.99500°N 55.46639°E / 24.99500; 55.46639
OwnerEmirates Airline
Capacity44,000 (temporary)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground2007
Built2008
Opened28 November 2008
Tenants
United Arab Emirates National Rugby Union Team

The Sevens is located at the intersection of the Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66) and the Jebel Ali-Lahbab Road (E77) and the complex offers parking for around 15,000 vehicles.[2]

Facilities at The Sevens include: eight rugby/football pitches, six cricket pitches (3 grass (2 floodlit) 3 subkha[check spelling]), four netball/tennis courts, one basketball court, a grandstand, and international-standard ancillary facilities ideal for sports events. All courts and pitches are floodlit.[3]

It was the venue for the first HSBC A5N Youth Rugby Festival in February 2009. The Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens is a round of the World Rugby Sevens Series held at The Sevens annually since 2008.[4]

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Preceded by
Hong Kong Stadium
  Hong Kong
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Venue

2009
Succeeded by
Luzhniki Stadium
  Russia