Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium

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Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium
Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium.jpg
Location Al Ain, UAE
Owner Al-Ain FC
Capacity 16,000[1]
Surface Grass
Opened 1996
Tenants
UAE national football team
1996 AFC Asian Cup
2003 FIFA World Youth Championship

Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium (Arabic: ستاد الشيخ خليفة الدولي‎‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.[2]

One of the most famous events to be staged on this stadium was the group E matches of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship and the stadium also hosted some matches from the 1996 AFC Asian Cup.[citation needed]

The stadium is used mostly for football matches[3] and is one of the home grounds of Al-Ain FC. The stadium was built to hold 12,000 people and as of the 2006/2007 season all the Al Ain team matches are played in this stadium.

The stadium's capacity was increased by another 4,000 so the new seating capacity is 16,000.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 24°12′26″N 55°45′59″E / 24.207291°N 55.766333°E / 24.207291; 55.766333