King Fahd II StadiumEdit profile
King Fahd International Stadium (Arabic: أستاد الملك فهد الدولي) is a multi-purpose stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has athletics facilities.The stadium was built in 1987 and holds 68,000. It also has one of the largest stadium roofs in the world. It was a venue for matches of the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1989 including the final match.
The cost of construction is about (650 million s.r). The stadium's roof shades over 75,000 seats and covering an area of 47,000 square metres. The 24 columns are arranged on a circle with a 247-metre diameter. The huge umbrella keeps the sun off the seats and concourse slabs, providing shade and comfort in the hot desert climate. The first goal in an official game was scored by Majed Abdullah.