ISLAMABAD – Finally, a long wait and impatience of the frenzied cricket fans came to an end as Qaddafi Stadium is ready to host Pakistan Super League (PSL) final, but people are also interest to know some amazing facts about Qaddafi Stadium.
According to PakistanTribe, firstly the stadium was constructed in 1959 and it was known as Lahore Stadium in the beginning.
But in 1974, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhuto renamed it with Qadaffi Stadium after the name of Libyan leader, Muhammar Qazafi.
Initially, the stadium has the capacity to accommodate around 60000 cricket fans but after the renovation carried out for 1996 world Cup the concrete seating arrangements were replaced with plastic seating, and now it has the capacity to accommodate 24000 spectators.
People according to their wishes can take seats in the general and VIP enclosures.
Qaddafi Stadium is the first cricket Stadium in Pakistan where modern lime lights have been installed.
Besides it also has the distinction of holding of 1987 and 1996 matches while the final game of 1996 is unforgettable event in the lives of Pakistanis.
Around dozens of enclosures are present in the stadium for the cricket spectators, and they have been attributed to the prestigious and renowned former Pakistani cricketers including Imran Khan enclosure, Wasim Akram enclosure and Inziman ul Haq enclosure.
Qaddafi Stadium was not merely used for cricket matches but it also hosted many other games such as hockey and wrestling.