Designs for the world’s first fully air-conditioned and raised-off-the-ground stadium have been revealed. With 60,000 seats, Dubai’s groundbreaking Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid football stadium is set to become the benchmark.
Plans for the 60,000-capacity stadium were revealed last week by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Of the 60,000-seats, 23,116 will be in the upper tier and 6,688 in the lower tier, with some 8,941 VIP seats and 1,642 seats in the VIP suites.
The AED 3-billion stadium will be fully air-conditioned, with facilities including exercise pitches and a sports training hall, as well as a 5,000-capacity car park, a sports museum, a multi-purpose hall and conference and exhibition auditoriums.
Sheikh Mohammed inspected various models of the stadium, while he was briefed by Matar Al Tayer, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Sport Council, about the project, the world’s first fully air-conditioned and raised off-the-ground stadium, the design of which complies with FIFA’s standards.
Dar Al Handasah has been selected as consultant and Perkins + Will as the main contractor for the stadium project.
Sheikh Mohammed applauded the design and ordered execution of the project according to the scheduled timeline.