Sports City Stadium
|City||New Administrative Capital|
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Contractor||Orascom Construction PLC|
Description: Sports City Stadium
Egypt's new national stadium is to be part of the New Capital Sports City Complex in the city, the temporary name of which is New Administrative Capital. It is located 45 kilometres east of Cairo and its construction began in 2015.
It's Egypt's largest ever urban project. Due to chronic overpopulation of Cairo, it was decided to build a new city and move most of government institutions to it. According to preliminary forecasts, 6-7 million people will live in the new capital.
The facility is being built with the future in mind in which Egyptians would like to host the Olympics and the World Cup. It is already known that it will eventually replace Cairo International Stadium as the national venue, although no specific tenants for regular use are known.
Auditorium was divided into three levels of stands, surrounded by an athletics track. The stadium itself is built on an elliptical plan. Its roof resembles the headdress of Nefertiti - the ancient queen of Egypt. Its numerous tall pylons supporting the cable-based roof are expected to make it a new landmark.
Construction area of the sports complex is 118,865 square metres. In addition to the stadium, it will include, among others training pitches, team sports halls (two largest ones for 15,000 and 8,000 spectators), an Olympic swimming pool, as well as administrative, cultural and hospitality buildings.
Stadium does not have an official name yet, but it is considered to commemorate those who died for the homeland.