Tripoli Stadium

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Tripoli International Stadium
Africa's Graveyard
Al Ittihad Fans at the stadium during the Libyan Super Cup
Former namesJune 11 Stadium
LocationTripoli, Libya
Capacity88,000
Field size72 metres (79 yd) by 107 metres (117 yd)[1]
SurfaceGrass
Opened1970
Tenants
Libya national football team
Al-Ahli
Al-Ittihad
Al-Madina

The Tripoli International Stadium (Arabic: ملعب طرابلس‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tripoli, Libya. It can hold 88,000 spectators.

It is the main venue used by the Libyan national football team in its FIFA World Cup and African Nations Cup qualifying matches as well as friendlies and other international games.

Tripoli Stadium

The stadium hosted many games of the 1982 African Cup of Nations held in Libya along with the 28 March Stadium in Benghazi; it was the venue for the final between Ghana and Libya. It hosted the 2002 Italian Supercup between Juventus and Parma, which Juventus won, 2–1.

Its old name (June 11 Stadium) is a reference to the date of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Libya, June 11, 1970.

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Coordinates: 32°51′35.53″N 13°8′9.16″E / 32.8598694°N 13.1358778°E / 32.8598694; 13.1358778

Preceded by
National Stadium
Lagos
African Cup of Nations
Final Venue

1982
Succeeded by
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Abidjan