UAE-German venture to build two world-class sports arenas
ARABTEC-MAX BOGL TO COMPLETE DH830M PROJECT IN 2009
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.
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.