Aleppo 7 April Stadium

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7 April Stadium
Al-Baladi
7 April stadium Aleppo (2).jpg
Full name 7 April Stadium
Former names Al-Baladi Stadium
Location Aleppo, Syria
Coordinates 36°12′04″N 37°08′09″E / 36.2010°N 37.1357°E / 36.2010; 37.1357
Owner Government of Syria
Operator General Sports Federation of Syria
Capacity 12,000
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Artificial turf
Opened 1948
Tenants
Al-Yarmouk SC Aleppo
Jalaa FC
Afrin SC

7 April Stadium (Arabic: ملعب السابع من نيسان‎) is a football stadium in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Opened in 1948, the venue is considered to be the oldest football stadium in Syria.[1] The stadium is home to the Syrian 2nd Division football club Al-Yarmouk SC.

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The stadium was opened as the Aleppo Municipal Stadium in 1948 shortly-after the independence of Syria. In 1977, the stadium was enlarged an the seating capacity was increased to 12,000. In the same year, the stadium was renamed as 7 April Stadium to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Ba'ath Party. During the beginning of the 1980s, the natural grass of the stadium was replaced with a plastic pitch. Later in 2001, an artificial turf was installed.[2]

The stadium has a nearby outdoor swimming pool and 2 outdoor tennis courts.

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Coordinates: 36°12′03″N 37°08′08″E / 36.20083°N 37.13556°E / 36.20083; 37.13556