Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium
Prince Abdullah al-Faisal Stadium is a stadium
A modern stadium is a place or venue for outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.)Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event...

 in the port city of Jeddah
Jeddah, Jiddah, Jidda, or Jedda is a city located on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. The...

, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
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The stadium is located in the south east of Jeddah, between King Abdulaziz University
King Abdulaziz University
King Abdulaziz University was founded in 1967 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Designed by English architect John Elliott, it had 2,000 teachers and more than 37,000 students in 2000/2001....

and the industrial city. It is bound in the east by the Jeddah-Makkah expressway and in the south, Stadium street.

The stadium was constructed in 1970, and has a capacity of around 23,000 spectators, and is part of a municipal sports complex that includes an indoor arena and an aquatics center.

The stadium consists of two main stands. The covered west stand, is fully seated and has an enclosed VIP box and media suites in a central tribune. The arch shaped east stand is terraced, and curves along the running track. A single large scoreboard is located on the northern edge of the east stand.

It is only now that the whole stadium will be seated. The exercise will reduce the capacity to 20,000 spectators and it is projected that it will be done by the end of year 2009.

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