Al Sadr City Stadium
|Target capacity||30 000|
|Category||Construction in progress|
Description: Al Sadr City Stadium
The stadium is being built in Al Sadr City (Hus the temporary name), almost in central Baghdad and with five other stadia in the vicinity. After contract signing with Turkish Nurol Construction preparatory works began in summer 2012. The project is to be delivered within 30 months, meaning a mid-2014 opening possible.
Initial renderings showed a more oval form (though still football-only), but this was later changed to a more practical rectangular form. When ready, it will be Baghdad’s largest football venue.
Iraq: Turkish workers released after stadium abduction
16 Turkish construction workers abducted from Al Sadr City Stadium were released unharmed. This shows how unstable situation in Iraq is, also concerning sports projects.