Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad

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Al-Shaab Stadium is an All-seater multi-purpose stadium in Baghdad. The 34,200 seater was the home stadium of the Iraq national football team from its opening on 6 November 1966 until the Basra International Stadium was opened in 2013. The stadium is owned by the government of Iraq.
Al-Shaab stadium hosted the 1979 Gulf Cup of Nations, the Arab Club Champions Cup in 1982 and 1985, the 1972 Palestine Cup of Nations and the World Military Cup on two occasions: in 1968 and 1972.
Al-Shaab stadium was the largest stadium in Iraq until the Basra International Stadium, that has the capacity of 65,000 spectators, was opened in 2013.
ConstructionIn late 1959, a delegation from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation visited Former Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Qasim in his office, which was in the Ministry of Defense. The meeting contained an offer that the foundation presented to the government of Iraq. It was assigning a percentage of the steady grant of oil that is owned by the foundation to build projects in Baghdad. These projects included the Iraqi National Museum, the Iraqi National Theater, the Medical City and Al-Shaab Stadium.
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  • The second largest stadium after Al Basrah stadium It was built by the Calouste Gulbenkian foundation and opened in 1966 It can seat 34 200 spectators  more »
  • Al- Shaab Stadium is located in the north side of Baghdad (AKA Rusafa Side) the cornerstone of it established by Abdul Karim Kassem who was prime minister in Iraq (1958-1963) at those days the...  more »
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  • Great stadium with to many matches
  • Great spot to meet as very safe and resounded by police departments. Many Embassies come to watch their player during Local match.

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