Grand Hamad Stadium - Al Arabi SC Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: August 27, 2021

Grand Hamad Stadium at night

Grand Hamad Stadium or Al-Arabi Sports Club Stadium is a 13,000 capacity sports arena located within Qatar’s capital of Doha. Multi-purpose by design, the stadium rose to prominence during the 2006 Asian Games after hosting a multitude of sports.

Al Arabi SC Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Team:Al Arabi SC
Address: Al-Muntazah Street, Doha, New Slata
Stadium Names
Names:Al-Arabi Sports Club Stadium, (Arabic)استاد حمد الكبير
Construction Details
Architect:Michael KC Cheah

Grand Hamad Stadium History

Used during the 2006 Asian Games as one of twenty venues, Grand Hamad Stadium hosted its fair share of sports during the competition which featured 9,520 athletes, 45 different countries and 424 different events across 39 sports.

Rectangular in shape, Grand Hamad Stadium excelled when it came to hosting football matches of this tournament as well as Rugby Sevens, however it also displayed its diversity by accommodating rounds of table tennis and various fencing bouts.

Predominantly used to host the football matches of Al-Arabi SC who compete within the Qatar Stars League, the ground has subsequently come to be known as Al-Arabi Sports Club Stadium.

During the qualification rounds of the 2014 World Cup, Grand Hamad Stadium was used by the Iraq National Team after their national stadium in Basra Sports City underwent construction.

Al Arabi SC Info

Full Name:Al-Arabi Sports Club
Team Colours:Red and White
Nicknames:Fareeg Al-Ahlam (The Dream Team), Century Club in Qatar
Official Website:
Team Wikipedia:

How to get to Grand Hamad Stadium

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Grand Hamad Stadium?

Qatari side Al Arabi SC play their home matches at Grand Hamad Stadium.

What is the capacity of Grand Hamad Stadium?

As of 2024 Grand Hamad Stadium has an official seating capacity of 13,000 for Football matches.

When was Grand Hamad Stadium opened?

Grand Hamad Stadium officially opened in 1952 and is home to Al Arabi SC

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

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