Three sports stadiums are set to be built in Baghdad under plans announced by Kamel Braihi, the director of the engineering and technical department in Iraq's Ministry of Youth and Sports, reports AKnews.
He said the three stadiums, to be built to international standards, will be constructed in Sadr City, Rusafa and Tajiyyat.
The contract for the stadium in Sadr City (pictured) has been awarded to the Turkish company Nurol. The 30,000 seat venue will be completed in two and a half years at a cost of 116bn IQD ($99.5m).
The 30,000 seat Rusafa stadium will be built by the Spanish company Tri Arena in approximately one year and eight months at a cost of 114bn IQD ($98m).
The stadium in Tajiyyat will accommodate 60,000 spectators, and will be built by Iranian company Baland Baya in roughly two and a half years at a cost of 227bn IQD ($195m).