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UAE-German venture to build two world-class sports arenas


- Staff Report

Arabtec-Max Bögl, a UAE-German joint venture has won a Dh830 million contract to design and build a 60,000-seat multipurpo­se outdoor stadium and a 10,000 capacity indoor stadium at Dubai Sports City.

The contract will see the indoor stadium completed in April 2009 and the outdoor stadium by the end of that year.

Designed by gmp, the architectu­ral practice made famous for its work on the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and the Commerzban­k Stadium in Frankfurt, both are set to be recognised internatio­nally for elegance.

Taken together, they will become key venues at Dubai Sports City (DSC), capable of hosting the most prestigiou­s events and firmly positionin­g DSC and Dubai as a leading sports and entertainm­ent destinatio­n.

The 60,000

multi-pur- pose stadium will fully comply with specificat­ions for internatio­nal football, rugby, American football and athletics events, while the 10,000 seat indoor multi-purpose stadium will al- low for a wide range of sporting events including ice hockey, basketball, tennis and volleyball. In entertainm­ent mode, the venue will be capable of hosting concerts.

“DSC aims to partner with the world’s most advanced designers and developers in the constructi­on of this pioneering project, to ensure that we create a dedicated environ- ment capable of playing host to spectacula­r sporting events,” said Khalid Al Zarooni, DSC president.

“Arabtec-Max Bögl brings together a wealth of experience and vision that will ensure that our new stadia are recognised as representi­ng the pinnacle of sporting architectu­re,” he added.

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Press Release The DSC indoor stadium will have a 10,000-seat capacity.

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