King Abdullah Sports City Stadium

STADIUM INFO
Official Stadium Name King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
Former Names
Alternative Names The Shining Jewel
مدينة الملك عبدالله الرياضية
The Jewel
Inauguration Date 01/05/2014
Opening Game Al-Ahli SC 0-3 Al-Shabab
Opening Game Date 01/05/2014
Attendance Record 62345
Record Match Al-Ahli SC 0-3 Al-Shabab
Record Date 01/05/2014
Renovations
Design Arup Associates
Cost $560 million
Owner General Sports Authority
Operator Saudi Aramco
Tenants Al-Ahli SC (2014-present)
Al-Ittihad FC (2014-present)
League
MBS Pro League
Capacity 62241 seats
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Grass

LOCATION AND CONTACTS
Continent Asia
Nations
City Jeddah
Address King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah 23737
Coordinates 21°45′48″N - 39°9′51″E
Telephone +966 12 225 9374
Website Official Website
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IN-GAME DETAILS
Category Real
Weather
Shadows Moderate
FUT Quality Silver Common
Default Time 18:45
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA Clubs Al-Ahli SC
Al-Ittihad FC
FIFA Editions FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22

STADIUM HISTORY

Initial plans envisaged a main stadium for 100,000 people and numerous other buildings spread over 900 hectares. In 2011 the plan was severely downscaled. The surface was reduced to 300 hectares, stadium capacity to 60,000, while secondary amenities limited to an athletic stadium, 2,000-capacity indoor arena, training pitches and a mosque.

The entire complex was rethought to be fitted into a large circle with the main stadium at its heart. Location between Jeddah’s two major highways makes road access the most preferred one and demand is to be properly addressed by over 25,000 parking spaces spreading radially around the stadium.

The stadium itself hasn’t been built along the traditional north-south axis. Instead, it was rotated by some 45 degrees west to best address local climate: provide shade and improve natural ventilation from the nearby Red Sea. Symbolically the stadium put at the heart of a large circle should be exposed like a gem. By day its surface reflects the sun and natural colours used over the façade resemble those of beach sands. By night the stadium glitters and can be seen even from large distances with light coming out through the largely perforated cladding. Geometrical decorative pattern represents local crafts, though the stadium was designed by foreign engineers, the global office Arup.

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