The Sevens Stadium


The Sevens 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
The Sevens Stadium
Full nameThe Sevens Stadium
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates24°59′42″N 55°27′59″E
OwnerEmirates Airline
Capacity44,000 (temporary)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground2007
Built2008
Opened28 November 2008
Tenants
United Arab Emirates National Rugby Union Team

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.[1]

Facilities at The Sevens include: eight rugby/football pitches, six cricket pitches (3 grass (2 floodlit) 3 subkha[check spelling]), four netball/tennis courts, one basketball court, a grandstand, and international-standard ancillary facilities ideal for sports events. All courts and pitches are floodlit.[2]

It was the venue for the first HSBC A5N Youth Rugby Festival in February 2009. The Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens is a round of the World Rugby Sevens Series held at The Sevens annually since 2008.[3]

Concerts


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