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Basra Sports City

Olympic calibre facilities for Iraq’s second city

We provided MEP engineering, fire protection and full lighting design services for Basra Sports City, which hosted the Gulf Games in 2013. The project was split into two phases, with phase 1 covering the 65,000-seat main stadium, a 10,000-seat practice stadium, four practice fields, athlete housing, a VIP guesthouse, fire station and surface parking.

Phase 2 consists of around 20 new sporting venues in separate buildings. When complete, the government-backed project will be akin to an Olympic venue.

The main stadium was built to International Building Code and FIFA Standards. In addition to its 65,000 seats, the complex features a range of suites, VIP lounges and restaurants, facilities for spectators, athletes and employees, and building operation facilities covering security, housekeeping, maintenance and trash management. It also has underground parking and a tunnel connecting the main stadium to the practice stadium.

Client Iraq Ministry of Youth and Sports
Architect HOK
Location Basra, Iraq
Capacity 65,000
Our services Building services, sports lighting design, fire protection
Project status Completed in 2012