Al Najaf Stadium
|Cost||83,75 mln $|
|Contractor||Anwar Soura General Contracting Company|
Description: Al Najaf Stadium
Plan includes building three new stadiums for Najaf city side by side. Largest one and centrepiece of this complex is to be 30,000-seater, the city's largest football venue.
American practice 360 Architecture presented two versions for that arena, one with running track and the other – football-specific. It was decided that it will be football-only in the end, with running track left only at one of the secondary stadia.
New stadium: The ornament of Najaf
It's very simple, at times perhaps too much. But with its difficult story, the latest Iraqi stadium is still impressive. Especially the facades, adorned by hypnotising pattern all around!
Iraq: They have the passion, now also the stadium
We'd risk saying that football is a second religion in Iraq and when you look at these crowds, you might agree. Packed beyond capacity, the new Al Najaf Stadium has opened despite not being entirely complete.
Iraq: Yet another new stadium within 30 months
Thinking of Iraq many people get the image of battlefields and war damage. But few realize that now it’s actually one of the World’s largest stadium construction sites and news of new venues being under way come nearly every month.
New construction: Another great project for Iraq
Though still associated mostly with unstable situation, Iraq is becoming one of the world's largest construction sites. This time we take a look into Najaf's new stadium that is just now starting to grow out of the ground.