- February 13, 2023
- Posted by: SportsV
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Saudi Arabia is set to build three new stadiums and give a major overhaul to four others ahead of hosting the 2027 AFC Asian Cup™.
The stadium building projects were announced by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) as it was revealed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) would host Asia’s premier international football tournament.
In messages on Twitter, the SAFF gave a first look at the upcoming Riyadh Stadium, Qiddiya Stadium and Dammam Stadium.
SAFF said the Riyadh Stadium would be built near to a metro station and has the possibility of increasing capacity.
The Dammam Stadium is designed to fit into the “region’s environment, enhance the fan experience and achieve aesthetic satisfaction”.
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As well as building the Qiddiya Stadium, described as “one of the masterpieces of the Asian Cup in 2027”, renovations are also planned for existing stadia in Saudi Arabia, namely: King Fahad Stadium, Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Stadium, Prince Saud Bin Jalawi City Stadium and Prince Muhammad Bin Fahd Stadium.
The tournament will be staged in three cities, with matches to be played at 10 stadiums.
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In his address to the 33rd AFC Congress, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, AFC President said:
Let me congratulate the Saudi Arabian Football Federation for being selected as the hosts for the AFC Asian Cup 2027™.
This will be the first time the tournament will be staged in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and we look forward to working closely with the SAFF and the Saudi Arabian Government to deliver a memorable AFC Asian Cup™ for our fans and players in 2027.
Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sport and Chairman of the Olympic and Paralympic Committee, who led the presentation to the AFC Congress, said:
It is an honour to have been chosen as hosts for the AFC Asian Cup 2027™ and this is a historic and exciting moment for football in Saudi Arabia.
KSA has also submitted a bid to host the Women’s Asian Cup in 2026.
Images, courtesy: SAFF
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