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Saudi plans to build 11 new stadiums

Jeddah, June 22, 2014

Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious plan to build 11 giant sports stadiums across the kingdom each with a capacity of 45,000 spectators, said a report.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has ordered the construction of these world-class stadiums in the provinces of Madinah, Qassim, Eastern Province, Asir, Tabuk, Hail, Northern Border Province, Jazan, Najran, Baha and Al-Jouf, reported the Arab News.

The Saudi King last month opened the mammoth King Abdullah Sports City constructed on a 3 million sq m area in Jeddah. The mega facility also includes a 60,000-capacity football stadium, which comfortably meets the FIFA standards, the report stated.

The sports city boasts of several unique features that surpass many of the world's best, the report added.

Tags: Saudi Arabia | stadium | Sports city |

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