SPORTS LAW AT THE CROSSROADS

Name Hazza Bin Zayad Stadium, Al Ain
Capacity 25,965
Address Hamdan Bin Mohammad St., Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


History The stadium was completed after a 16-month ultra-fast track construction project after starting in June 2012 and is part of a further development that covers 500,000 square metres, including 700 apartments, green spaces, two office buildings, restaurants, shops and a hotel. The work was completed at the beginning of 2014 at a cost of AED 145 Million


Matches being hosted in Asian Cup Match 2 – 6th January – Australia vs Jordan – Group B

Match 12 – 9th January – Qatar vs Lebanon – Group E

Match 18 – 11th January – Kyrgyzstan vs South Korea – Group C

Match 25 – 13th January – United Arab Emirates vs Thailand – Group A

Match 31 – 16th January – Vietnam vs Yemen – Group D

Match 38 – 20th January – Runner-up Group A vs Runner-up Group C – Round of 16

Match 48 – 25th January – Winner Match 42 vs Winner Match 41 – Quarter-final

Match 49 – 28th January – Winner Match 46 vs Match 45 – Semi-final

Notable Matches played First game played at the stadium was a friendly between Al Ain and Manchester City in 2014


2017 FIFA Club World Cup – First Round, Match for fifth place and one Semi-final

It will also host four matches at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup


Who the stadium is home to Al Ain FC


Special Features Recipient of the Stadium of the Year award in 2014, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium is one of the most modern football facilities in the region. Its advanced parasol design allows afternoon matches to be played in the shade, while providing spectators pleasant relief. Using programmed patterns of LED lights, the building’s trademark illuminated façade can smartly alter its colour and appearance, signalling another Al Ain victory in purple or paying tribute to the colours of the UAE flag