Al-Shorta Stadium

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Al-Shorta Stadium
Full name Al-Shorta Stadium
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Coordinates 33°20′23″N 44°26′08″E / 33.339617°N 44.435502°E / 33.339617; 44.435502Coordinates: 33°20′23″N 44°26′08″E / 33.339617°N 44.435502°E / 33.339617; 44.435502
Capacity 7,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1983
Renovated 2008
Closed 2014
Demolished 2014

Al-Shorta Stadium was a multi-use stadium in Baghdad, Iraq. It was used mostly for football matches and served as the home stadium of Al-Shorta. It held approximately 7,000 people. The white hall on the side of the field could hold approximately 2,000 people. The stadium had no seats, but instead there were stairs on each side of the playing field and spectators sat or stood on these stairs. It was home to many great matches for Al-Shorta. It was built by volunteers and Al-Shorta fans and staff at the club, making the stadium even more special. Abdul-Kadir Zeinal, Al-Shorta's manager from 1975 to 1979, was the man who came up with the idea of building the stadium and the supporters approved of the idea and helped to build the stadium. After a few years of construction, the stadium was opened in 1983. In 2008, the stands were painted green and white to match the club's colours. It was demolished in 2014 to make way for Al-Shorta Sports City.

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