King Abdullah International Stadium - Al Ahli & Al Ittihad Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 19, 2019

Nightime exterior view of King Abdullah Stadium

King Abdullah International Stadium or The Shining Jewel is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose stadium located within Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Capable of seating 62,241 supporters, it is primarily used to host football matches.

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Stadium Facts

Teams:Al Ahli & Al Ittihad
Address: King Abdulaziz International Airport, Northern Jeddah, 23737

King Abdullah International Stadium History

Plans to build a brand new sports stadium for the city of Jeddah dated back to the 1990s, however it wasn’t until 2012 that construction work on the much anticipated stadium began.

Designed to replace the 24,000 capacity Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, King Abdullah Sports City features numerous sports facilities including the large 62,241 capacity International Stadium.

The inaugural fixture at King Abdullah International Stadium was the King’s Cup Final played on 1st May 2014 in front of a capacity crowd. The match saw Al-Shabab defeat Al-Ahli SC 3-0 in order to claim their third League Cup trophy.

After the Cup Final the opening ceremony continued with a festival and fireworks display regarded as one of the best in the history of the country. The event even included a speech by The King of Saudi Arabia who wishes his subjects the best.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at King Abdullah International Stadium?

Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli & Al Ittihad play their home matches at King Abdullah International Stadium.

What is the capacity of King Abdullah International Stadium?

As of 2024 King Abdullah International Stadium has an official seating capacity of 62,241 for Football matches.

When was King Abdullah International Stadium opened?

King Abdullah International Stadium officially opened in 2014 and is home to Al Ahli & Al Ittihad

What is the postcode for King Abdullah International Stadium?

The postcode for King Abdullah International Stadium is 23737.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit King Abdullah International Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Al Ahli & Al Ittihad for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.