Abu Dhabi receives bids for football stadium construction deal

03 December 2009

Structure to be built in Baniyas City

Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) received bids in late November from contractors for a deal to build an estimated AED350m ($95m), 20,000-seat football stadium at Baniyas City in Abu Dhabi emirate.

The project’s masterplan includes a shopping centre, a tennis club, commercial buildings and parking areas.

The consultant is France’s Roger Tallibert. Musanada is handling the project on behalf of Baniyas Sports & Cultural Club. Its football team plays in the UAE Football League.

Baniyas City is between Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain.

The local Baniyas Investment & Development (BID), the investment arm of Baniyas Sports Club, is building a AED2.2bn ($600m) mixed-use development next to the stadium. The scheme will be called Bawabat al-Sharq and the 1-square-kilometre development will include residential, retail and entertainment buildings.

In May 2007, BID awarded a contract worth AED610m to the local Target Engineering Construction Company for work at Bawabat al-Sharq. This includes building a 100,000-square-metre community complex, a 87,000-square-metre shopping mall, residential apartment blocks and villas. The consultant is Germany’s Weidleplan Consulting.

Abu Dhabi government-controlled investment vehicle Mubadala Development Company has invited companies to prequalify a much larger football stadium. It will be built in the new Capital City District and will seat 65,000 people. UK-based Mott MacDonald is the project manager (MEED 27:11:09).

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