Dammam venue early works contract for AFC show



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Tender announced for Mohammed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam Image: Ministry of Sports

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Sports has tendered an early works contract for the expansion and development of the Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam.

‘argaam.com’ stated that the scope of the contract includes construction of the related facilities for the stadium to increase its capacity to 30,000 and prepare it to host the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2027.

The 26,000-capacity Prince Mohammad bin Fahd Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It was built in 1973 and named after Muhammad bin Fahd, the former Governor of the Eastern Province. It was the first football stadium in the province.

Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)-based the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football, beach soccer and futsal in most countries/territories in Asia. The AFC was formed in 1954. It has 47 members.

The 2027 AFC Asian Cup will be the 19th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Asia organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The tournament involves 24 national teams after the expansion in 2019. It will be held in January 2027 in Saudi Arabia.

‘argaam.com’ further stated that the tender was issued on April 3rd and the last date for submitting bids is May 10th.

The project is part of the Kingdom’s plans to build sports stadiums under its capital projects program worth SAR 10.1 billion.

The scope of the contract includes demolition, excavation and construction of facilities related to the stadium.

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