Bahrain National Stadium

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Bahrain National Stadium
Bahrain National Stadium.jpg
Full name Bahrain National Stadium
Location Riffa,  Bahrain
Capacity 41,580[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1981
Opened 1982
Tenants
Bahrain National Football Team, Riffa S.C.

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 41,580 people[2] 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.

The stadium has a famously hostile atmosphere for visiting teams, and typically is packed to capacity for key Bahraini international games.

Many great players have played at the stadium, from regional legends like Sami Al Jaber to worldwide superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Figo, Marco Materrazi, Javier Zanetti, Dwight Yorke, Shinji Kagawa, Park Ji Sung, and Falcao.

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Coordinates: 26°9′12.94″N 50°32′37.19″E / 26.1535944°N 50.5436639°E / 26.1535944; 50.5436639