Founded in 1959, Gaddafi Stadium is one of the oldest and also one of the largest cricket stadiums in Pakistan. Based in Lahore, the stadium was initially known as “Lahore Stadium” but was later renamed to “Gaddafi stadium” in honor of former Libyan chief Muammar Gaddafi. It was originally designed and constructed by Nasreddin Murat-Khan as well as MianAbulKhaliq& Company. The stadium was later renovated by Nayyar Ali Dada. The stadium originally had a capacity of 60,000 seats but was later reduced down to 27,000 when it renovated before World Cup 1996. Gaddafi Stadium houses the esteemed headquarter of PCB (Pakistan Head Quarter) and is owned by the same. It is the homeground of Pakistan National Cricket Team.
Gaddafi Stadium had its first Test match on November 21, 1959; firs ODI on January 13, 1978; and first T20 on May 22, 2015. Gaddafi Stadium is one of the major stadiums in Pakistan Super League and is the homeground of Lahore Qalandars. The Stadium will host the final match of Pakistan Super League 2020.