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Old March 3rd, 2011, 09:28 PM   #41
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Wow... It's big stadium....
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Old March 4th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #42
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Why the jaw dropping and the many WOWs??? This shouldn't come as a surprise as Iraq (the cradle of civilization) throughout its history has been at the forefront of architecture innovation.

In the 1950s, Frank Lloyd Wright had plans for a Greater Baghdad when the Gulf states were nothing but nomadic Beduins. But the overthrow of the Iraqi royal family by the Republican Revolution and the subsequesnt passing of Wright in 1959 prevented these plans from going forward. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_for_Greater_Baghdad

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Old March 4th, 2011, 09:18 AM   #43
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Why the jaw dropping and the many WOWs??? This shouldn't come as a surprise as Iraq (the cradle of civilization) throughout its history has been at the forefront of architecture innovation.

In the 1950s, Frank Lloyd Wright had plans for a Greater Baghdad when the Gulf states were nothing but nomadic Beduins. But the overthrow of the Iraqi royal family by the Republican Revolution and the subsequesnt passing of Wright in 1959 prevented these plans from going forward. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_for_Greater_Baghdad

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Perhaps because the design of the stadium is beautiful? Honestly, even if this stadium wasn't being built in Basra, I still would have said WOW!
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Old March 4th, 2011, 10:04 AM   #44
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Perhaps because the design of the stadium is beautiful? Honestly, even if this stadium wasn't being built in Basra, I still would have said WOW!
Perhaps ...

Another architectural giant, Walter Gropius, designed the modern University of Baghdad in 1950s. The University is still in use today.

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Architect: TAC, Walter Gropius - From the exhibition City of Mirages: An exhibition held in Casa Arabe in Madrid in 10 October 2008, showing important works of international architects who designed for Baghdad. Photo: Casa Árabe, Madrid
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Baghdad University, auditorium - Walter Gropius, Library (auditorium), Central Square, Baghdad University, c. 1961. Photo: Pedro Azara 2008
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Also, Josep Lluís Sert designed the old American Embassy in Baghdad which was in operations 1957-1969.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 01:38 PM   #45
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lol guys nothing is a wow for Iraq ( Mesopotamia ) ... its just now were passing through the worse time in our history ....although we did pass through such times when the mangholis and other burned Iraq and Baghdad ..throughout history , Baghdad/Iraq has been destroyed many times ... and every time we come back ...
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Old March 5th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #46
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It's simply surprising because for all we know (and we can only really go off what the media reports), there's still a large scale war being fought there and as such, construction projects like these are completely unexpected.

Amazing stadium no matter where it is though, must be said.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 01:13 AM   #47
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will this stadium be used by the iraqi national football team ?
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #48
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Trmather : ya it is a nice stadium

Laurence :
probably not ..the national stadium in Iraq since the 1966 is Al Shaab Stadium in Baghdad (45,000)



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and theyr also going to start with the new "grand national stadium" (100,000)



BUT for NOW , Iraq is only allowed to play in nothern Iraq , in Kurdistan specifically , and thats because of the "security issues" as FIFA said .
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Old March 6th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #49
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Kurdistan is a country that does not
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Old March 6th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #50
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huh ? lol
Iam talking about Iraqi Kurdistan region ... which contains 3 cities ... Erbil , Duhok and Sulaimaniya .
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Old March 6th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #51
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huh ? lol
Iam talking about Iraqi Kurdistan region ... which contains 3 cities ... Erbil , Duhok and Sulaimaniya .
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Trmather : ya it is a nice stadium

Laurence: probably not ..the national stadium in Iraq since the 1966 is Al Shaab Stadium in Baghdad (45,000)

BUT for NOW , Iraq is only allowed to play in nothern Iraq , in Kurdistan specifically , and thats because of the "security issues" as FIFA said .
Al Shaab Stadium is Baghdad's multi-purpose stadium but used mostly for football matches. The stadium was "a gift" to the Iraqi government from the Gulbenkian Foundation. Gulbenkian (1869-1955) was a Turkish-born Armenian businessman who was a key figure in helping the Western oil interests rob Iraq of its oil for 40+ years (1930s-1970s). image hosted on flickr

The stadium is the final resting place of Ammo Baba, who requested that he be buried there before his death
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Old March 8th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #53
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ah okay, i don't want to sound ignorant here, but will the new Basra stadium be used that much? i mean athletics is not a huge sport, and a 65,000 capacity stadium, is it really going to be filled? dont get me wrong i think it's a real nice stadium, and i'm glad that it's being built where it is, but seeing as there's another athletics ground right next door.... and will it be used for football or rugby?
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Old March 8th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #54
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The stadium was "a gift" to the Iraqi government from the Gulbenkian Foundation.
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian giving money for football? Now that's new...
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Old March 10th, 2011, 03:30 PM   #55
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ah okay, i don't want to sound ignorant here, but will the new Basra stadium be used that much? i mean athletics is not a huge sport, and a 65,000 capacity stadium, is it really going to be filled? dont get me wrong i think it's a real nice stadium, and i'm glad that it's being built where it is, but seeing as there's another athletics ground right next door.... and will it be used for football or rugby?
You don't build a stadium in the Middle East without football in mind.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #56
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Wow two great stadiums for Iraq it's the impossible!!! Go Iraq.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #57
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You don't build a stadium in the Middle East without football in mind.
so there is a football team that will use this on a regular basis?
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Old March 11th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #58
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well this is a nice stadium I hope construction continues on schedule. It's good to see some thing like this being built in Iraq.
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so there is a football team that will use this on a regular basis?
If its club you were referring to, then I'm not sure. You can only assume that there will be.

But as far as national teams are concerned, football will definitely be played there. My initial point was basically just to say that stadiums in the Middle East have to be football friendly, otherwise there is no point in them being there.
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If its club you were referring to, then I'm not sure. You can only assume that there will be.

But as far as national teams are concerned, football will definitely be played there. My initial point was basically just to say that stadiums in the Middle East have to be football friendly, otherwise there is no point in them being there.
i guess other national teams in the middle east may use it.. cause its not going to be used by iraqi national team apparantly
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