Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
|Clubs||Al-Ahli SC, Ittihad Football Club of Jeddah|
Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium – stadium description
The stadium was built between Jeddah’s university and industrial district in 1970. It’s part of a larger sports complex along with and indoor hall and a natatorium. For almost three decades the only stand equipped in individual seats was the main one that also provides partial cover for fans. The remaining sections forming a “C” shape had terracing until 2009. Along with conversion into all-seater mode its capacity decreased from 23,000 to 20,000.
Between 2013 and 2021, the venue underwent extensive modernisation, during which,the stands were expanded to a capacity of 27,000 spectators and the stadium was equipped with a new roof covering a large part of the auditorium.
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.
Saudi Arabia: Women to be (somewhat) allowed into stadiums from 2018
It's a historic step but let's not get overexcited. Saudi Arabia will remain one of the worst countries in terms of women's rights even after female fans enter stadiums in 2018.