Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- King Abdullah Sports City debuts on May 1  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 27/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The kingdom's western province gets an important new landmark when the multi-use sports arena at the king abdullah sports city (kasc) opens on may 1 to host the final of the king's cup.

located about 50 km from jeddah king abdullah sports city is in a league of its own joining the great sporting venues in the world. it also has unique features that surpass many of the world's best.

it has already taken its place as an iconic architectural expression on the jeddah and saudi skyline but behind the facade the kasc is more than just a sports venue — it is a pillar of engineering excellence that boasts the latest in large-venue technology from the grass on the pitch to a cutting-edge external design that promotes energy efficiency and natural air cooling.

from the madinah road and the makkah-madinah expressway — two of the main arteries traveling north out of jeddah — the awe-inspiring stadium comes into definition. its bulbous outline adorned with arabian-style exterior design appears like a jewel rising out of the sand.

kasc is going to be pivotal for the onward journey of the kingdom toward athletic excellence.

'in recognition of the importance of sports its benefits and role in the progress of humanity and out of keenness on the welfare of saudi youth we have decided to establish the king abdullah sports city" king abdullah said in a 2009 royal decree.

the kasc vision is to promote health economic and social welfare through sports to encourage social interactions between saudi citizens and the world and to elevate the kingdom's international athletic performance.

to this end a world-class sporting facility alongside cultural landmarks will help advance the health of saudi arabia and positively develop its youth through sporting activities.

however the vision is not just restricted to the local and the regional. one of the chief objectives is for it to be a globally recognized as a sports venue capable of attracting international events with multifunctional sports recreation cultural and training facilities that will be economically culturally and socially and environmentally sustainable.

spectators will enjoy a crowd-management system that sees them guided conveniently to allocated seats and free wi-fi allows spectators to stay connected throughout events.

other unique factors are the four locker rooms for players which mean that two semi-final games could be played in one day. there are separate offices for managers and separate locker rooms for coaches and a warm-up area for players with synthetic turf flooring so that they can warm up with boots on. there are flash media interview studios near the locker rooms and a state-of-the-art press conference room. more than 150 paintings by saudi artists displayed around all parts of the stadium turn every hallway into an art exhibit.

kasc was constructed on 3 million square meters. it also includes a 60000-capacity football stadium which comfortably meets the standards of the international football association (fifa). one of the most distinguishing features of this stadium is that it does not include an athletics track which puts the spectators at the heart of the event and makes it more enjoyable to them.

another distinguishing feature is that kasc has met requirements of spectators with special needs in its design. in addition to elevators and toilets there are hundreds of parking spots and seats for them and their companions reserved at premium locations.

the stadium's two massive 9.5x16-meter screens add more visual enjoyment and excitement for spectators. among its unique facilities are three outdoor football playgrounds four football arenas six tennis courts outdoor running tracks and facilities as well as an office for the general presidency for youth welfare.

the main stadium has nine static and 15 mobile camera locations that will help tv stations broadcast the events at the highest international standards.

the spectator seating area consists of three levels aimed at providing very clear vision to the pitch and a canopy of hard cloth and steel mesh protects spectators from sunlight and rains.

sports hall: the sports hall is a sport specific venue for basketball volleyball handball five-a-side football badminton and table tennis. it is fully air conditioned and it has been conceived as a 'black box" to meet federation and broadcast requirements. all sports will be supported for international and high definition (hd) televising. the design maximizes flexibility and shares facilities with the stadium. other cultural and exhibition events can be held within the building's capacity limit services provisions and infrastructure.

athletics stadium: the athletics stadium will boast a seating capacity of 1000 seats and that can be extended to 2000 seats if required. it has been designed to host national class 2 competitions. it features an eight-lane 400-meter track nine lanes straight and a natural grass infield. spectators in the athletics stadium will be protected from the glare of the sun and the elements.

king abdullah requested saudi aramco to tackle the project and the result is a set of facilities engineered and constructed to the highest standards employing the latest technology for energy efficiency safety and the comfort of spectators and athletes alike.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 28 2015 - Saudi pounds Yemen rebel campsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen Friday in a second straight day of strikes as embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt for talks ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Qatar- QMMF's West, Simon start strong at homeThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QMMF Racing Team's Anthony West and Julian Simon made a good start to the 2015 Moto2 season at the Losail International Circuit here on Thursday night.Under floodlights of ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Qatar- Cudlin wins first raceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Britain's Alex Cudlin (centre) won the first Qatar SuperBike (QSBK) race at Losail International Circuit on Thursday night. German rider Nina Prinz (left) came second. ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Qatar- Marquez stays on top of time sheetsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda yesterday finished on top of the combined time sheets after a frantic end to Free Practice (FP) 3 with Britain's Cal ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Oil dives 4.7% on easing Yemen worriesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Oil prices sank Friday, giving back some gains from a two-day surge, as traders kept an eye on the Saudi-led air assault against Shiite rebels in Yemen.US benchmark West ...

 Mar 28 2015 - UN orders Libya rights abuses investigationThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The UN Human Rights Council decided Friday to send a mission to war-torn Libya to investigate a range of abuses by different sides and help bring perpetrators to justice.The ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Ex-president Saleh calls for Yemen ceasefireThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is close to the country's Shiite Huthi rebels, called Friday for a ceasefire and the resumption of UN-brokered dialogue ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Saudi pounds Houthi campsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Saudi Arabia said yesterday the coalition forces it is leading will not at any cost allow weapons or other supplies to be made to Houthi militiamen in Yemen.The spokesman for ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Hamas denounces EU terror list decisionThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Hamas on Friday denounced a European Union decision to keep the Palestinian Islamist group and de facto Gaza Strip ruler on its terrorism blacklist, despite a court ordering ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Qatar- 28th Qafco Flower and Vegetable Show opensThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The 28th edition of the Qafco Flower and Vegetable Show has witnessed nearly 500 competitors and 5,000 exhibits at Al Banush Club in Mesaieed.This year, the event has been ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help