King Fahd International Stadium


* Address: Riyadh
* Country: Saudi Arabia
* Capacity: 68,000
* Opened: 1987
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Al-Nassr (football), Al-Shabab (football)

Extra stadium info – King Fahd International Stadium

In the 1980s, the King Fahd International Stadium became the venue with the largest stadium roof in the world. The roof provides shade and comfort in the hot desert climate. The venue hosted its first final of the tournament which is currently known as the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1989. The match was won by the Portuguese Republic after defeating Nigeria 2-0. Football club Al-Hilal played numerous matches at the King Fahd International Stadium. In 1991, they became the first Asian football champions from Saudi Arabia.

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