Al-Jalaa Stadium

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Al-Jalaa Stadium
ملعب الجلاء
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LocationDamascus, Syria
Coordinates33°30′07″N 36°15′14″E / 33.50194°N 36.25389°E / 33.50194; 36.25389
OwnerGovernment of Syria
OperatorGeneral Sports Federation of Syria
Capacity15,000
Field size105 x 67 m
SurfaceArtificial turf (since March 2018)
Scoreboardyes
Opened1976

Al-Jalaa Stadium (Arabic: ملعب الجلاء‎) is a multi-use stadium in Damascus, Syria, currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold up to 15,000 spectators.

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In 1976, the stadium was opened as part of the al-Jalaa Sports Complex, to host the 5th Pan Arab Games of 1976. The complex covers an area of 10 hectares. In addition to the football stadium, the complex is also home to an indoor sports arena, outdoor Olympic swimming pool, several outdoor football training pitches and an athletes hotel.[1]

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Coordinates: 33°30′07″N 36°15′14″E / 33.50194°N 36.25389°E / 33.50194; 36.25389