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Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium

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Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium (Arabic: استاد الأمير عبدالله الفيصل‎) is a stadium in the port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[1][2]

Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium
Jeddah Stadium
LocationJeddah, Saudi Arabia
OwnerSaudi Arabian Football Federation
Capacity27,000
38,986 (planned, construction started)
Construction
Opened1970; 49 years ago (1970)
Expanded2013

The stadium is located in the south east of Jeddah, between King Abdulaziz University and the industrial city (Al Waziriah District). It is bound in the east by the Jeddah-Makkah expressway and in the south, Stadium street.

The stadium was constructed in 1970, and has a capacity of around 27,000 spectators, and is part of a municipal sports complex that includes an indoor arena and an aquatics center.

The stadium consists of two main stands. The covered west stand, is fully seated and has an enclosed VIP box and media suites in a central tribune. The arch shaped east stand is terraced, and curves along the running track. A single large scoreboard is located on the northern edge of the east stand.

It is only now that the whole stadium will be seated. The exercise will reduce the capacity to 20,000 spectators and it is projected that it would be done by the end of year 2009.[3]

Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahli Saudi FC both used the venue for home games. Al-Ahli SFC, Al-Hilal and some Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Super League clubs became the first sports clubs from South Asia and Western Asia with 1 million Facebook followers.

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