Khalid ibn al-Walid Stadium

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Khalid ibn al-Walid Stadium
ملعب خالد بن الوليد
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Location Homs, Syria
Owner Government of Syria
Operator General Sports Federation of Syria
Capacity 32,000
Field size 105m x 68m
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1960
Expanded 1967, 1980, 2004
Tenants
Al-Karamah
Al-Wathba

Khalid ibn al-Walid Stadium (Arabic: ملعب خالد بن الوليد‎) is a multi-use stadium located in the Syrian city of Homs. It is the 3rd-largest football stadium in Syria and is mostly used for football matches. It serves as a home ground of Al-Karamah SC and Al-Wathba SC and holds around 32,000 spectators.

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Through the efforts of Homs city council, the ground was opened in 1960 as a simple football field to be known as Homs Municipal Stadium. In 1967, a small tribune of 2,000 spectators was built to host a small number of supporters. In 1980, the capacity of the stadium was expanded to hold up to 12,000 fans, with the installation of new lighting towers. In 2004, the stadium was completely renovated and expanded to its current capacity of 32,000 spectators.[1] In the same year, the venue was renamed after the sahabi Khalid ibn al-Walid who died and was buried in 642 in Emesa.

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Coordinates: 34°43′47.50″N 36°41′52.50″E / 34.7298611°N 36.6979167°E / 34.7298611; 36.6979167