King Fahd International Stadium


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

Extra stadium info – King Fahd International Stadium

The King Fahd International Stadium opened as the largest sports venue by capacity in Saudi Arabia. In the 1980s, it became the venue with the largest stadium roof in the world. The roof provides shade and comfort in the hot desert climate. The stadium 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. Al-Hilal SFC and Al-Shabab FC use the King Fahd International Stadium for home games. Both clubs were crowned Saudi football champions various times. In 1991, Al-Hilal became the first Asian football champions from Saudi Arabia.

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