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)


FK Vozdovac Belgrade showcases new rooftop stadium

If you’re afraid of heights or suffer from vertigo, the video above probably isn’t for you.

But if you love interesting stadiums or malls with sweet roofs, you’re in for a treat.

That’s a CGI clip of Serbian team FK Vozdovac Belgrade’s new rooftop stadium. Now, rooftop stadiums aren’t unheard of, but this artificial pitch sits atop an entire shopping center!

Imagine being able to go catch a football match, then heading downstairs to buy some new clothes and scoop an Orange Julius.

At first we thought parking on matchday might be an issue. But then we remembered that parking at the mall is always a nightmare, so what’s the issue?

Your move, Mall of America Field.

(h/t Who Ate All the Pies)