|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||$ 80 M|
Riyadh Stadium – design description
The stadium project was prepared in connection with Saudi Arabia's bid to host the 2027 Asian Cup football tournament. The venue is to be built on the northern outskirts of Riyadh, near Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University, on the road leading to the international airport. The stadium will have a football layout and will accommodate 22,000 spectators.
The facility is to be equipped with mobile stands, allowing the capacity to be adjusted and the size of the playing field to suit different events. The main stand, with extensive facilities and a covered auditorium, will be located on the west side. The stadium will offer 600 seats in the hospitality areas and 200 in the royal box.
Four floodlighting masts will be erected in the corners, and there will be two video screens behind the gates. Surrounding the arena will be car parks and four full-size training pitches. The surrounding area will be landscaped with drought-tolerant, naturally occurring vegetation in the region. Access to the stadium will be possible by metro.
World Cup 2034: Host of the tournament announced
There was no doubt that football's 2034 World Cup is scheduled to take place in Asia and/or Oceania. FIFA encouraged all federations from this part of the world to submit their candidatures. The deadline for applying was the end of October and only one application was eventually received. The candidature has now been approved.
2027 Asian Cup: Confusion over selection of tournament host
On December 3, 2019, the AFC announced the start of the process of selecting the host of the 2027 Asian Cup. Federations interested in hosting the tournament had until March 31, 2020 to submit their candidacies, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a deadline that has been postponed several times. Several years later, we know both the country and the stadiums that will host the tournament.