Extra stadium info – King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
The stadium is also known as The Shining Jewell. It opened with a football match, which was attendended by king Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Al-Ahli SFC drew an average home attendance of 34,000 in their first-ever top-flight football league season at the venue, while their rivals Ittihad drew an average home attendance of 42,000 during the same league season. Ittihad became one of the first Saudi Arabian football clubs with 1 million followers on its main social media page. Fahad al-Muwallad is one of their former players. In 2018, he became the first Saudi football player in the world famous Spanish top-flight football league. Al-Muwallad played numerous matches for the national football team of Saudi Arabia.