The Sevens Stadium

The Sevens Stadium

7he Sevens Stadium
Full name The Sevens
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates
Owner Emirates Airline
Capacity 50,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2007
Built 2008
Opened 28 November 2008
Tenants
United Arab Emirates National Rugby Union Team

The Sevens Stadium is a purpose-built rugby sevens stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Sevens Stadium is a venue for rugby, soccer, Gaelic football, Australian football (Aussie rules), netball, basketball, cricket, tennis, track and field, and concerts.[1]

The Sevens is located at the intersection of the Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66) and the Jebel Ali-Lahbab Road (E77) and the complex offers parking for around 15,000 vehicles.[2]

Facilities at The Sevens include: seven rugby/football pitches, six cricket pitches (3 grass (1 floodlit) 3 subkha), four netball/tennis courts, one basketball court, a grandstand, and international-standard ancillary facilities ideal for sports events. All courts and pitches are floodlit.[3]

It was the venue for the first HSBC A5N Youth Rugby Festival in February 2009 and for the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series 2011/2012.[4]

Concerts Held

  • Duran Duran performed at the stadium on March 8, 2012.[5]

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References

  1. ^ The Sevens Stadium Dubai, Nicola de Corato, DubaiBlog 04.12.11
  2. ^ The Sevens Stadium Dubai, Nicola de Corato, DubaiBlog 04.12.11
  3. ^ The Sevens official website 01.01.11
  4. ^ HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai, Nicola de Corato, DubaiBlog 04.12.11
  5. ^ http://www.lastfm.it/event/3148596+Duran+Duran+live+in+Dubai
  6. ^ http://www.justinbieberdubai.com
  7. ^ On the Road Again Tour

External links

  • The Sevens official website
  • Emirates unveils Dubai venue 'The Sevens'
  • Skyscrapercity.com
Preceded by
Hong Kong Stadium
 Hong Kong
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Venue

2009
Succeeded by
Luzhniki Stadium
 Russia