The stadium is an important element …
BAHRAIN FIFA STADIUM
The stadium is an important element in the urban redevelopment of the area around Bahrain’s international race track.
The Bahrain Sports City stadium embodies a state-of-the-art sports facility, which finds its representative expression in a composition of modern and traditional architectural elements.
The multifunctional stadium meets the latest FIFA requirements and offers a unique and exciting venue for national and international soccer events, as well as various major events. The stadium is located next to the Formula 1 Grand Prix race track and rises from an oval base over a wide, surrounding plaza. This high-quality plaza serves as a distribution area for the stadium’s spectators, as well as the entrance and exit level of the neighboring Indoor Sports Complex and the hotel belonging to the Sports City.
The inner organization of the stadium follows a functional structure, which makes it possible to arrange all functions (catering, museum, sanitary facilities, prayer rooms, etc.) around an extensive concourse area.
A ring of high-quality hospitality areas is arranged between the lower and upper spectator terraces, which have a capacity of around 47,000 seats, and can accommodate around 3,000 VIP guests. This area is divided into a Business Club, VVIP Sky Boxes and a Royal Lounge. The majority of the functional rooms required to host an event, as well as the players’ areas and the functionaries’ areas, are located under the main grandstand on the west side.
The design concept of the exterior façade follows a contemporary interpretation of traditional “mashrabiya” motifs, which give the stadium a spectacular and filigree appearance. The net-like façade elements end at first floor level in a wave-shaped, gold-colored seam, which in some places rises up to the concourse level of the VIP areas and opens the entrances to the stadium. The façade can be illuminated with the latest LED technologies in a variety of colors to create spectacular lighting effects that create a breathtaking overall appearance, especially at night.
The stadium is an important part of the urban development of the area into a nationally significant and vibrant sports hub around Bahrain’s international circuit.
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