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Architect: Javier García Alda
Capacity: 31.200 spectators
Location: Al-Russafa, Baghdad
Area: 41.500 Sqm
Budget: 84 M €
Developer: Ministry of Youth and Sports
Status: Preliminary design

The stadium will be build by TriArena (spanish company).
From their site:

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A modern and slightly curved and rounded design developed to fulfil three essenctial concepts: Modernity, Functionality and Technology. Its pure lines structure is a perfect symbiosis between newest architectural trends and latest developed materials. The Al Russafa Stadium with 31.200 spectators capacity ensure all demanding FIFA requirements and will be an architectural sport reference for the city of Baghdad.



 

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Nice design, great updates Josef
 

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Iraq strikes back !
After prolonged economic and political instability major stadium projects are now being revived and growing again.
Al-Russafa Stadium (or the new name : Ammo Baba Stadium) is formally located in Baghdad, but practically 25 hectares have been earmarked outside the city itself, just across the road from Bub Al-Sham. That road however is the main route between Baghdad and the north of Iraq, so it's certain to be part of the capital soon.



Here three stadiums are planned: the main one with football-specific layout for over 31,000 people, secondary athletic one for 2,000 and small football training stadium with 500 seats. Beside them 2,900 parking places are expected and a 4-star hotel with 500 rooms.
Winning design was announced back in 2011. The Spanish concept by TriArena was under construction already in late 2012 and was hoped to be done within a short frame of 20 months. However, political and economic instability in Iraq slowed the project down and eventually led to it being abandoned in late 2014. It wasn't until early 2018 that continuation was agreed.



In early 2017 the stadium was given the name of Ammo Baba, famous Iraqi player and manager from the 20th century.







 

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