Zayed Sports City Stadium (or ZSC Stadium), named after the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first president of the UAE, is a multi-purpose stadium in Abu Dhabi. It is currently used mostly for football matches but can also stage athletics, large events, rugby and other grass sports.
The construction of the stadium was completed in 1979 and it originally was designed to hold 60,000 people. However, after renovations to make the stadium comply with FIFA safety standards, its capacity diminished to 43,000 people. It has hosted many international and regional events such as the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009 and 2010 and the GCC football tournament in 1982, 1994, and in 2007.