Mammoth soccer stadium opens in Saudi Arabia


Talk about a stadium fit for a king.

The King Abdullah Sports City National Stadium officially opened this week, and it is truly a spectacle.


The 60,000 seat stadium will house the two Premier League teams in Jeddah, Al-Ittihad FC and Al-Ahli SC, according to Arup Associates.

Given the hot climate in Saudi Arabia, the open-air stadium was specially designed to provide plenty of shade and ventilation with the diamond-shaped designs along the side.

With this proclaimed as a “jewel of the desert,” clearly it’s good to be king.

(Images and h/t 101GG)


Man City’s expansion plan for Etihad approved, looks awesome


Manchester City’s plans to expand the Etihad Stadium, which will raise the capacity from 48,000 to about 62,000, have been approved by the Manchester City Council.

The plan calls for about 6,250 seats to be added to a new, third tier on both the North and South stands, as well as another 2,000 around the pitch. The expansion will make the Etihad Stadium the second largest in the Premier League, behind only Manchester United’s Old Trafford.

The pictures look absolutely stunning. For more on the expansion, go here:



Images via MCFC.co.uk