Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium

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Al-Jazira Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium
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Al-Jazira Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium
Full name Al-Jazira Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium
Location Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 24°27′09.95″N 54°23′31.27″E / 24.4527639°N 54.3920194°E / 24.4527639; 54.3920194 (Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium)
Owner Al-Jazira
Operator Al-Jazira
Capacity 15,000 (1980–2006)
24,000 (2006–2010)

42,056 (2010–)
Record attendance 40,893 United Arab Emirates-Australia
(6 September 2016)
Surface Grass
Broke ground 1979
Opened 1980
Renovated 2006–2009
UAE national football team

The Al-Jazira Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium (Arabic: ستاد محمد بن زايد‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is currently used mostly for football and cricket matches and is the home ground of Al Jazira Club. It is named after General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Capacity change[edit]

The stadium's original capacity was 15,000 but it is currently being expanded which will increase its capacity and make it into an ultra-modern air-conditioned sporting arena. The expansion project also includes two residential towers to be built on the stadium. Half of the project was completed by December 2006 and the stadium hosted the 18th Gulf Cup of Nations. The UAE, host of the 18th Gulf Cup, won the tournament in the stadium which held 24,000 spectators. The final stages of the stadium expansion are currently underway.



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Preceded by
Estadio Azteca
Mexico City
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Estadio Sausalito
Viña del Mar