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Which football ground is named after the most ancient historical figure? | The Knowledge

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“Since 2015 the Icelandic club Grótta have played at Vivaldivöllurinn (Vivaldi Stadium), sponsored by a company that took its name from composer Antonio Vivaldi, who died in 1741 … 274 years before Grótta’s ground took his name. Who has been a ground’s namesake the longest since their death?” asks Kari Tunlinius.

“The home of both Club Brügge and Cercle Brügge is named after the revolutionary Jan Breydel (1264-1328/33),” writes Asgeir Hingolfs. “In Syria though, the Khalid ibn al-Walid Stadium, which is home to Al-Karamah and Al-Wathba, is named after a commander in the service of prophet Muhammed who died in 642 AD.

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