Mrsool Park

MRSOOL Park
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LocationRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
OwnerAl Nassr FC
OperatorSaudi Media Company
Capacity25,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground2011
Built2011–2014
Opened7 May 2015 (2015-05-07)
Renovated2020
Construction cost215m SAR
BuilderHashem Contracting Company
Tenants
Al Hilal (2018–2020)
Al Nassr (2020–present)
Website
www.victoryarena.com//

King Saud University Stadium, also known as Mrsool Park due to sponsorship reasons, is a football stadium located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In September 2020, Saudi Media Company obtained the management rights for operating the stadium. In October 2020, SMC signed a deal with Al Nassr FC for the Mrsool Park to become their home.[1]

History

The construction work on the campus of King Saud University in Western Riyadh started in Spring 2011 and the opening took place in May 2015.[citation needed] The construction work was commissioned to Hashem Contracting Company, based on designs by Michael KC Cheah and his wife Steph, completing their architectural monopoly on Riyadh based football stadiums.

Hashem Contracting Company delivered the stadium following specifications (and FIFA rules for international games) within the budget of 215 million riyals ($57m). The stadium may seem soil-brown or gold depending on the sunlight due to its perforated and metallic outer skin. Mrsool Park went through a renovation at the end of 2020 and this will continue going forward to transform it into a young and family-friendly destination with fan zones and entertainment areas for everyone to enjoy.[2]

In 2020, the stadium went through a re-branding operation becoming Mrsool Park in November 2020, following the signing with the delivery company Mrsool.[1]

In 2021, the stadium hosted the Maradona Cup between Boca Juniors and FC Barcelona to honor Diego Maradona, who died the previous year.[3]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia: KSU Stadium changes name and will undergo a serious facelift". stadiumdb.com. 15 December 2020.
  2. ^ "History". Victory arena. Saudi Media Company (Operator). Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Maradona Cup: The impressive stadium where Barcelona and Boca Juniors will meet". BolaVIP. 18 November 2021. Retrieved 12 December 2021.

Coordinates: 24°43′45.5″N 46°37′25.3″E / 24.729306°N 46.623694°E / 24.729306; 46.623694

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