Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is currently used mostly for football matches and can also stage athletics. It is named after the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first president of UAE. The construction of the stadium was completed in 1979 and it holds 65,000 people. It hosted many international and regional events such as GCC football tournament in 1982, 1994, and soon in 2007. Also it was a venue for the Asian Federation Cup final in 1996 between the host UAE, and Saudi Arabia when the latter won the championship from the penalty spot. The last major event held in this stadium was the opening and final match of the FIFA Youth World Cup in 2003. Every year, the UAE cup final is played there too.
By p39 @ 2007-01-13 03:17:08