The Sevens
The Sevens Stadium
Full nameThe Sevens Stadium
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates24°59′42″N 55°27′59″E / 24.99500°N 55.46639°E / 24.99500; 55.46639Coordinates: 24°59′42″N 55°27′59″E / 24.99500°N 55.46639°E / 24.99500; 55.46639
OwnerEmirates Airline
Capacity44,000 (temporary)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground2007
Built2008
Opened28 November 2008
Tenants
United Arab Emirates National Rugby Union Team

The Sevens is a purpose-built rugby sevens stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Sevens Stadium is a venue for rugby, association football, Gaelic football, Australian football (Aussie rules football, 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.[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

References

  1. ^ a b The Sevens Stadium Dubai, Nicola de Corato, DubaiBlog 04.12.11 Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ The Sevens official website 01.01.11
  3. ^ HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai, Nicola de Corato, DubaiBlog 04.12.11
  4. ^ "Duran Duran live in Dubai. Sede: The Sevens Stadium (Dubai). Data: 8 Mar 2012".
  5. ^ http://www.justinbieberdubai.com Archived 2013-01-27 at WebCite
  6. ^ "One Direction in Dubai tonight - Ultimate fan guide - Entertainment - Films and Music - Emirates24|7".
Preceded byHong Kong Stadium Hong Kong Rugby World Cup SevensVenue 2009 Succeeded byLuzhniki Stadium Russia