By Sean Cronin
Stadium design unveiled
Leading stadium architect AFL has revealed its winning designs for a new US $59 million (AED215 million) stadium for Al Jazira Football Club in Abu Dhabi.
The designs won AFL the first place in an international competition run by the club, beating off strong competition from around the world, including entrants from Germany, America, Canada and France. The new 40 000 seater two tier Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium will incorporate two spectacular corner developments containing commercial office space and luxury apartments. It aims to significantly improve the spectator experience by replicating features of UK premiership grounds.