King Abdullah Sports Stadium

King Abdullah Sports Stadium Außenansicht
King Abdullah Sports Stadium Loge
King Abdullah Sports Stadium Innenraum

King Abdullah Sports Stadium
Jeddah

Much more than just a stadium: “King Abdullah Sports City”, an exclusive sports complex situated in the coastal town of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was built between 2012 and 2014. Besides the football stadium, the complex also includes a mosque, a state-of-the-art sports hall for over 10,000 spectators, an athletics stadium and other outdoor sports facilities such as tennis courts and football training grounds. However, the centrepiece of “Sports City”, which is the only structure of its kind in the region, is the spacious football stadium with seating for 60,000 spectators.

The architecture was inspired by traditional Arab motifs such as the geometric patterns of the mashrabiya, the skilfully carved wooden windows evoked by the modern façade. OVE ARUP of London was responsible for the overall conceptual design. The turnkey planning and implementation of this €380 million project were in the hands of BESIX, the Belgian construction specialist, and the Saudi Al Muhaidib Group. BAM Sports was charged with a large section of the planning and execution works in the framework of a consulting contract.

 

Country
Saudi Arabia
Type
Stadion
Seating
56.550
Standing areas:
-
Business seats/boxes
3.450
Total capacity
60.000
Completion