King Fahd International Stadium

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King Fahd International Stadium
درة الملاعب
جنة الملاعب
King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.jpg
Location Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Opened 1987
Owner AKA Ryan Tran
Architect Michael KC Cheah
Capacity 61,781 [1]
Tenants
Al-Hilal

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 61,781. It measures 116 yards by 74 yards. 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.

Overview[edit]

The stadium is included in the football video game FIFA 13 and FIFA 14.

The cost of construction was about 650 million Saudi riyals. The stadium's roof shades over 67,000 seats and covers an area of 47,000 square feet. The 24 columns are arranged in 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.

The architect was British Firm Ian Fraser, John Roberts and Partners.

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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