Saudi Arabia announces new stadiums ahead of 2027 AFC Asian Cup

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 design of the new Riyadh Stadium allows for the possibility of adjusting the capacity

The Dammam Stadium is designed to fit into the “region’s environment, enhance the fan experience and achieve aesthetic satisfaction”.

350+ high-level professionals from across the global sports & entertainment landscape were in attendance at ALSD International 2022 where optimising revenue through New Builds, Renovations and Service Expansions took centerstage. Check out the wrap video here.

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.

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