The Bahrain National Stadium (Arabic: إستاد البحرين الوطني; transliterated: Stād al-Bahrayn al-Watanī) is the national stadium of Bahrain, located in East Riffa. It can accommodate 30,000 people and is used mostly for football matches. It was built in 1982. The stadium was renovated in December 2012 for hosting the 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations tournament. New look grandstand roof, seating, new pitch, fences, turnstiles and all interiors refurbished.