Sabah Al Salem Stadium - Al Arabi Kuwait Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 19, 2019

Exterior of the main stand at Sabah al Salem Stadium

Sabah Al Salem Stadium has been the home ground of Kuwaiti Premier League side Al Arabi since opening in 1979. Capable of seating 28,000 spectators per match, the stadium is multi-purpose by design and features an athletics track around the perimeter of the pitch.

Al Arabi Kuwait Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Team:Al Arabi Kuwait
Address: Kuwait City

Sabah Al Salem Stadium History

The stadium was essentially constructed for the AFC Asian Cup in 1980 where it was used as the centrepiece of the tournament. As well as hosting matches throughout each stage of the competition, Sabah Al Salem Stadium also hosted the Final match between Kuwait and South Korea.

Attended by a full capacity crowd of 28,000 – an attendance record which is unlikely to be ever beaten, the hosts Kuwait defeated the Koreans by three goals to nil in empathic style.

To date this is the only major trophy won by the Kuwait National Team, and therefore Sabah Al Salem Stadium holds a special place in the hearts of the older football fans.

It is very much regarded as one of the country’s most iconic venues for this reason despite not being the country’s national stadium.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Sabah Al Salem Stadium?

Kuwaiti side Al Arabi Kuwait play their home matches at Sabah Al Salem Stadium.

What is the capacity of Sabah Al Salem Stadium?

As of 2024 Sabah Al Salem Stadium has an official seating capacity of 26,000 for Football matches.

When was Sabah Al Salem Stadium opened?

Sabah Al Salem Stadium officially opened in 1979 and is home to Al Arabi Kuwait

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Sabah Al Salem Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Al Arabi Kuwait for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.