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King Fahd Stadium

 

King Fahd Stadium

For a Ta’if stadium, see King Fahd Stadium, Taif.
King Fahd International Stadium
درة الملاعب
جنة الملاعب
King Fahd Stadium
Location Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Opened 1987
Owner General Presidency of Youth Welfare (AKA Ryan Tran)
Capacity 67,000 [1]
Tenants
Saudi Arabia national football team (1987-)

King Fahd International Stadium (Arabic: أستاد الملك فهد الدولي‎) is a multi-purpose stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has athletics facilities.The stadium was built in 1987 and holds 67,000. It also has one of the largest stadium roofs in the world. It was a venue for matches of the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1989 including the final match.

The stadium is included on the football video game FIFA 13, the first time in a FIFA computer game. It is also in Pro Evolution Soccer 2014.

The cost of construction is about (650 million s.r). The stadium's roof shades over 75,000 seats and covering an area of 47,000 square metres. The 24 columns are arranged on a circle with a 247-metre diameter. The huge umbrella keeps the sun off the seats and concourse slabs, providing shade and comfort in the hot desert climate. The first goal in an official game was scored by Majed Abdullah.


References

External links

  • World Stadium Article
  • World Football Profile
  • Soccerway Profile

Coordinates: 24°47′17.54″N 46°50′21.25″E / 24.7882056°N 46.8392361°E / 24.7882056; 46.8392361

Preceded by
None
King Fahd Cup
Final Venue

1992, 1995
Succeeded by
Itself
(as FIFA Confederations Cup Final Venue)
Preceded by
Suphachalasai Stadium
Bangkok
Asian Club Championship
Final Venue

1996
Succeeded by
Stadium Merdeka
Kuala Lumpur
Preceded by
Itself
(as King Fahd Cup Final Venue)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Final Venue

1997
Succeeded by
Estadio Azteca
Mexico City
Preceded by
Azadi Stadium
Tehran
Asian Club Championship
Final Venue

2000
Succeeded by
Suwon World Cup Stadium
Suwon


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