Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium - El Jaish & Lekhwiya Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 19, 2019

Exterior of Lekhwiya SC Stadium

Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium or Lekhwiya SC Stadium is a purpose built football ground which first opened in 2013. Capable of seating up to 12,000 supporters per match, it is currently home to two teams: Lekhwiya SC and El Jaish SC.

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Stadium Facts

Teams:El Jaish & Lekhwiya
Address: Al Nuaim St, Doha, ISF Area

Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium History

The inaugural competitive fixture at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium was played on 15th February 2013 between home side Lekhwiya SC and visitors Al Khor. Played out in front of a capacity crowd, the match ended in a slightly disappointing 1-1 draw.

Built over a period of two years across two phases, the first construction phase focusing on the foundations began in early 2011 and was completed in May 2012. The second construction phase which focused on the exterior cladding, and fitting the stadium took an additional 9 months to complete.

Located within the Duhail district of Doha which is the capital and most populous city of Qatar, the stadium sits within the Internal Security Forces Complex in an area blessed with parking and palm trees.

Originally home to just  Lekhwiya SC, hence the alternative name for the stadium, the ground is now also home to local side El Jaish SC. The full name of the stadium is “Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Stadium”.

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Where is Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium?

Qatari side El Jaish & Lekhwiya play their home matches at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

What is the capacity of Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium?

As of 2024 Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium has an official seating capacity of 12,000 for Football matches.

When was Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium opened?

Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium officially opened in 2013 and is home to El Jaish & Lekhwiya

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of El Jaish & Lekhwiya for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.