|Target capacity||30 000|
|Clubs||Al Minaa FC|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Cost||$ 86 million|
|Contractor||Anwar Soura General Contracting Company|
Description: Minaa Stadium
A futuristic design with stands covered by dune-shaped roof was presented by American 360 Architecture in 2011. Soon afterwards construction began on what will be the biggest stadium within Basra city limits. The ground is being built on the spot of previous Al Minaa stadium, built in 1995.
Single-tiered stands are to accommodate 30,000 supporters while retaining the athletic layout of the predecessor. The stadium is also to meet FIFA’s requirements to hold international fixtures.
The project was expected to be delivered by the end of 2013, as it’s listed as venue of the 2014 Gulf Cup in January. However, construction pace puts the deadline in question.
Apart from the stadium there are mixed-use buildings planned on site, parking infrastructure and two training fields.
Iraq: “Double the work” as deadline looms for Basra
Today the prime minister of Iraq ordered more effort be put into the completion of Minaa Stadium in Basra. The venue should be ready in October if Iraq is to host the 25th Gulf Cup.