Tishreen Stadium

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Tishreen Stadium
ملعب تشرين
Tishreen stad Damascus.jpg
Location Damascus, Syria
Coordinates 33°30′20″N 36°17′21″E / 33.50556°N 36.28917°E / 33.50556; 36.28917
Opened 1976
Owner Government of Syria
Operator General Sports Federation of Syria
Surface grass
Scoreboard yes
Capacity 12,000
Field size 102 x 67 m
Tenants
Al-Shorta SC

Tishreen Stadium (Arabic: ملعب تشرين‎) is a multi-use all-seater stadium in Damascus, Syria, currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home venue of the al-Shorta SC. The capacity of the stadium is 12,000 seats.

History[edit]

In 1976, the stadium was opened as part of the Tishreen Sports Complex, to host the 5th Pan Arab Games of 1976. The complex covers an area of 6.6 hectares. In addition to the football stadium, the complex is also home to an indoor sports hall, indoor swimming pool, 4 outdoor tennis courts, 2 outdoor basketball fields and an athletes hotel. The headquarters of the Syrian Olympic Committee is also located in the complex.[1]

On 20 February 2013, the Al-Wathba SC player Yussef Sleman was killed in Tishreen Stadium by a mortar shell, struck by the armed opposition, while preparing for a training session.[2]

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