Jassim bin Hamad Stadium

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Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
ملعب جاسم بن حمد (Arabic)
Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.jpg
Interior view during the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana, looking towards the southwest
Full nameSheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (ملعب الشيخ جاسم بن حمد)
Location
Coordinates25°16′02″N 51°29′03″E / 25.267358°N 51.484251°E / 25.267358; 51.484251Coordinates: 25°16′02″N 51°29′03″E / 25.267358°N 51.484251°E / 25.267358; 51.484251
Public transitGold Line Doha Icon 04.2019.svg Al Sudan (السودان)
OwnerAl Sadd Sports Club
Capacity12,946[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1975
Renovated2004, 2010
Tenants

Jassim bin Hamad Stadium (Arabic: ملعب جاسم بن حمد) is an association football stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, located about 5 kilometres (3 miles) west from the centre of Doha. It is the home of the Al Sadd Sports Club's association football team, who play in the top-flight Qatar Stars League, and is occasionally used by the Qatar men's and women's national football teams as one of their home grounds. Named after the then-Qatari Minister of Youth and Sports Jassim bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, who had provided permission for Al Sadd's founding members to form the group in 1969, the stadium was opened in 1975, and has since been renovated twice; once for the 17th Arabian Gulf Cup in 2004, and again in 2010. In addition to hosting all matches of the Arabian Gulf Cup in 2004, the stadium has hosted numerous international association football matches throughout its history, including matches of the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, the football tournaments at the 2006 Asian Games and 2011 Pan Arab Games, and two editions of the Italian super cup, the Supercoppa Italiana.[2][1]

Facilities[edit]

Aside from the main field, the stadium area also accommodates an administration office, a cafe, a mosque, workers' quarters, an athletics track, training fields, a swimming pool and a multi-sports hall.[3] The multi-sports hall has a capacity of 1,000 people, and is used for local tournaments in basketball, volleyball, handball and other sports and events.[4]

Important tournaments held in the stadium[edit]

  • The Arabian Gulf Cup

The Arabian Gulf Cup final match was played on this stadium when Qatar defeated Oman on penalties and won the title, the final ceremony was held there.[5]

The final of the football tournament of the Games was held there when Qatar defeated Iraq by one goal and won the title.

As this is Al Sadd's home stadium they play their home league matches there and in the 2009–2010 season it was shared with the other Qatari side Al Ahli. And when ever Al Sadd scores a goal a sound of a wolf howling comes out of the stadium's speakers because the clubs nick or mascot is the wolf.

The Qatari football team plays its important matches there such as the World Cup qualifiers matches there.

  • Qatar Heir Apparent's Cup

All the matches of this cup are played on the same stadium because this cup is only made up of two semi-finals and a final match.

  • Qatar's Emir Cup

The semi-final matches are played on these stadiums while the quarter final matches and round of sixteen matches are played in the Grand Hamad Stadium and the final match is played in the Khalifa Stadium.

The Stadium hosted the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana in a match involving Juventus (Serie A champions) and Napoli (Coppa Italia champions).[6] The Stadium hosted the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana in a match involving Juventus (Serie A champions) and Milan (Coppa Italia Vice-champions).[7]

The stadium hosted three matches during the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup.[8]

During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, France used the stadium as their training base.[9]

Recent tournament results[edit]

2019 FIFA Club World Cup[edit]

Date Time (QST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
11 December 2019 20:30 Qatar Al-Sadd 3–1 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport First round 7,047
14 December 2019 17:00 Saudi Arabia Al Hilal 1–0 Tunisia ES Tunis Second round 7,726
14 December 2019 20:30 Mexico Monterrey 3–2 Qatar Al-Sadd Second round 4,878

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Al-Sadd Sports Club Upcoming Events". thesportsdb.com. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  2. ^ Qatar and Iran in goalless draw, gulf-times.com, 11 January 2008, archived from the original on 7 June 2011, retrieved 25 August 2008
  3. ^ "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 31. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 32. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  6. ^ "2014 Supercoppa Italiana: Juventus FC vs SSC Napoli match preview". sofascore.com. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Starting XI AC Milan Saat Juara Supercoppa Italiana 2016, Apa Kabar Mereka Sekarang?". bola.net. 20 May 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  8. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup". soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  9. ^ "Swanky hotel resorts and : Where will all the teams be based in Qatar? | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 23 November 2022.