Three Stadiums to Be Built in Baghdad

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).

(Source: AKnews)

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  3. Uruki-the-Iraqi 19th March 2012 at 11:27 #

    Iraqis are all for building these new stadiums and wish for hundred more stadiums in all of Iraq’s other 18 provinces (it is about time for oil rich Iraq to catch up with FIFA standards) but the question here is why was “Baland Baya” chosen for building a stadium in Tajiyyat to accommodate 60,000 spectators, and in roughly two and a half years at a cost of 227bn IQD? Does this Iranian EPC company qualify or have what it takes to build world class stadiums (have they built stadiums anywhere else in the world including Iran?) or are they just going to learn how to build stadiums at Iraq’s expense at this staggering price. If you visit the company’s website ( you will find no designs or pictures for this project nor will they mention their company winning other Iraq contracts such as the new stadium for (Al-Zawraa F.C.) … Makes you wonder what the heck is going on… And why weren’t British, German, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese or any other well-known and reputable international engineering company selected instead for this important (and one of a kind stadium) in north of Baghdad. To give you an example of companies, how about the same company that built that jewel of stadiums for Juventus F.C. in Turin, Italy which opened last September 2011? Why big projects are handed to small unknown firms with poor or unfamiliar qualities and results in such a hasty manner??