June 11 Stadium

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11 June Stadium
Africa's Graveyard
Al Ittihad Fans at the stadium during the Libyan Super Cup
Location Tripoli, Libya
Capacity 67,000
Field size 72 metres (79 yd) by 107 metres (117 yd)[1]
Surface Grass
Opened 1970
Tenants
Libya national football team
Al-Ahly Tripoli
Al-Ittihad

11 June Stadium (Arabic: ملعب 11 يونيو‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tripoli, Libya. It is the seventh largest stadium in Africa. It can hold 67,000 spectators.[2]

It is the main venue used by the Libyan national football team in its FIFA World Cup and African Nations Cup qualifying matches as well as friendlies and other international games. It will also be a venue at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

June 11 Stadium

The stadium hosted many games of the 1982 African Cup of Nations held in Libya along with the 28 March Stadium in Benghazi; it was the venue for the final between Ghana and Libya. It hosted the 2002 Italian Supercup between Juventus and Parma, which Juventus won, 2–1.

Its name is a reference to the date of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Libya, June 11, 1970.

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Coordinates: 32°51′35.53″N 13°8′9.16″E / 32.8598694°N 13.1358778°E / 32.8598694; 13.1358778

Preceded by
National Stadium
Lagos
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

1982
Succeeded by
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Abidjan