Those who watched the broadcast of European Football Championship, held in 2004 in Portugal, will remember one of the stadiums in which instead of a side viewing platform was a huge rock. A similar sports facility will soon be in the United Arab Emirates. The only “missing” in the forum Al Ain Stadium still will be.
United Arab Emirates in the near future, it seems, become a true international football mecca. For example, a football club Real Madrid is going to build in this country own resort. A Lebanese architecture firm MZ Architects commissioned by the UAE government is drafting a very extraordinary stadium Al Ain Stadium.
Al Ain Stadium – a soccer stadium, which according to the authors, and customers must be able to fit into the desert landscape of the United Arab Emirates, highlighting it, but at the same time and creating a new, modern space for sports. Stadium, Al Ain Stadium will be built right into the Arabian desert near the city of Al Ain, in the place where it is run into the sands of the rock Jebel Hafeet. That is the slope of the mountains of stone and will be built football arena.
Moreover, this rock will be the basis for the main viewing the stands. It will be cut in such a way as to obtain the ideal slope for monitoring of the sporting event. A rock mined in adapting the stone will be used in the construction of a football arena.
Other three tribunes of stadium Al Ain Stadium will be covered. And, their roofs become visual continuation of sand surrounding them. And from certain points in vicinities of object from all arena that tribune that is cut out in a rock will be visible only. On an idea of architects, it should remind amphitheatres of the Ancient World visually.
Stadium, Al Ain Stadium will be the home arena of the football club Al-Ain – multiple champion of the United Arab Emirates, the owner of the Asian Champions League Cup of 2003.