The Abbasiyyin Stadium on a 1998 fifty Syrian pound banknote
|Owner||Government of Syria|
|Operator||General Sports Federation of Syria|
|Field size||105 x 70 m|
|Renovated||1976, 1992, 2011|
|Syria national football team
Al-Wahda SC Damascus
Al-Jaish SC Damascus
Abbasiyyin Stadium (Arabic: ملعب العباسيين) is a multi-use all-seater stadium in Damascus, Syria, currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home venue of the Syrian national team. It is also home to Syrian Premier League clubs Al-Wahda, Al-Jaish and Al-Majd. The stadium which was built in 1976 is able to hold up to 30,000 spectators, being the 4th largest stadium in Syria.
The stadium was originally opened in 1957 with a capacity of 10,000 spectators, to host football matches and local athletics events.
However, after the most recent renovation in March 2011, Abbasiyyin Stadium was turned into an all-seater stadium and the capacity was reduced to 30,000 seats.
- http://www.esyria.sy/edamascus/index.php?p=stories&category=places&filename=201002051035011 eDamascus:Abbasiyyin Stadium
- http://www.albaath.news.sy/user/?id=1083&a=95953 Al-Baath newspaper 10 March 2011
- Pope John Paul II, holy mass in Damascus Abbasiyyin Stadium
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