King Abdullah Football Stadium

Jeddah, K.S.A.

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Client:

Saudi Aramco

Contractor:

Arup Associates

Location:

Jeddah, K.S.A.

Scope:

Acoustics, PA & Mass Notification

WADG was hired to perform acoustic calculations and simulations for the spectator announcement system, to consult on the PA design as per FIFA requirements, and for overall PA and Mass Notification system implementation.

WADG per formed all of the EASE modeling and simulations for ARUP Consultants. Broadening our role onsite, WADG undertook project supervision and special project s management for Samsung ME / Audviz / Al Falak during the entire construction process.

The resulting achievement included 2,300 loudspeakers installed and wired throughout the stadium, 116 piece JBL PD700 series throughout the bowl, supported by 160 Crown DCI amplifiers and 24 BSS BLU!*) processors in 10 locations on a redundant fiber optic network.

WADG oversaw the grand opening spectacle of the stadium, attended in person by King Abdullah and culminating in an exciting King’s Cup finale and opening fireworks and music spectacle.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first purpose-built, FIFA standard football venue, KASC seats 60,000 plus fans and is home to Jeddah’s two Premiere League clubs. The stadium itself is 3 concourse levels with a dramatic space offering 360 degree views.

The stadium includes 5-star quality premium lounges, boxes and VVIP facilities, athlete amenities and press facilities. Situated adjacent to the stadium is a Mosque and a 10,000 seat indoor/outdoor multipurpose arena designed for a range of international competitions.