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Saudi Aramco has plans to construct 11 stadiums in Saudi Arabia as part of the King Abdullah Program, which has been designed to enhance sports facilities throughout the Kingdom
The new stadiums will be built in Madinah, Al-Qassim, Eastern Province, Asir, Tabuk, Hail, Northern Borders Region, Jazan, Najran, Baha and Al-Jouf, according to reports. Each stadium would have a capacity to each seat at least 45,000 spectators.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Al Naimi, minister of petroleum and mineral resources, stated that the stadiums would be built according to international specifications and standards.
The SPA stated that Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz, the King of Saudi Arabia, was keen to show his support to youth sports by developing sports centres and stadiums.
Earlier, Saudi Aramco funded the construction of the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, which was inaugurated in May 2014. King Abdullah Sports City houses the 60,000 seater King Abdullah Stadium – a modern sports structure built in line with FIFA requirements.