Al Janoub Stadium Timeline
The design for the stadium was announced to the world in November 2013, causing great excitement at home and abroad.
Work on the venue began in 2014 and involved thousands of people from all around the world.
Above-ground concrete work started in February 2015, laying the foundations for the extraordinary stadium we see today.
In October 2016, the first concrete for the stadium's columns was poured – a vital step in the venue's upward growth.
The two main roof supports, each weighing 900 tonnes, were raised in September and October 2017. Then in May 2018, with a year to go until the stadium opened its doors, Al Janoub Stadium's distinctive roof was installed.
In March 2019, the pitch was laid in just nine hours and 15 minutes. The turf used was grown at a local turf nursery.
The finished stadium was unveiled on 16 May 2019, with 40,000 fans witnessing history at the Amir Cup final.
Al Janoub Stadium was host to a sold-out match in the knockout stage of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup. Saudi Arabia played Qatar in a semi-final on 5 December 2019.
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