To help rebuild and reunite its country, Iraq has embarked on a plan to create a nationwide network of internationally competitive athletic venues.
For assistance, the country has turned to the design-build team of Anwar Soura General Contracting Company and 360 Architecture, along with its global team of consultants.
The Anwar Soura/360 Architecture team is now working on three separate sports projects in Iraq. It was recently selected by the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sport to deliver two new 30,000-seat soccer stadiums with practice facilities – one in Al-Menaa, a suburb of the southern city of Basrah, and the other in the city of Najaf, about 100 miles south of Baghdad.
The team is also working on Basra Sport City, a multi-use development anchored by a 65,000-seat stadium and a 10,000-seat stadium that are under construction and on schedule to host the 2013 Gulf Cup – a prestigious tournament involving theeight nations of the Gulf.
“We are excited and honored to serve the needs of the Ministry and partner with one of Iraq’s leading builders in Anwar Soura,” said George Heinlein, senior principal at 360 Architecture.
Abdullah Al Jiburi, Anwar Soura’s CEO, said he is pleased to be associated with 360 Architecture and its consultants. “We look forward to creating the new facilities to promote Iraq’s development of world-class athletes and sports programs, and bring pride and unity back to their communities,” he said.