Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has ordered the construction of a further 11 stadiums across the country, just six weeks after the opening of the 60,000-capacity King Abdullah Football Stadium in Jeddah.
The stadiums, each with a minimum capacity of 45,000, will be built in the provinces of Madinah, Al-Qassim, Eastern Province, Asir, Tabuk, Hail, Northern Border Region, Jazan, Najran, Baha and Al-Jouf.
King Abdullah Football Stadium and Sports City will be used as a template by which the stadiums will be built.
There are currently 23 large stadiums in different regions of Saudi Arabia, according to Saudi Press Agency.
The King’s decision was based on his support for the country’s youth and desire to achieve balanced development for all regions, it added.