Dubai Sports City (DSC) has launched prequalification for the main construction works on its four stadia at Dubailand, inviting applications by 9 July. The client is planning to tender the stadia in two separate packages, both of which are due out in the next three months (MEED 17:6:05).

The first package to be tendered in late July will cover the two larger stadia, the cricket stadium and multi-purpose stadium, both of which will have spectator capacity of 25,000. The local Middle East Foundationshas recently started piling for the two facilities.

The two smaller stadia tender, due out in early September, will be for the multi-purpose indoor arena and the extreme sports dome. Piling work is scheduled to begin in late July, once a contractor has been selected. On both tenders, prequalifiers will be given about six weeks to prepare their proposals. DSC is looking to award a separate contract for the steel and membrane roof works on the four stadia, which will then be assigned to the main contractor.

The local Wade Adams Contractingis carrying out the advanced grading package on DSC. Germany’s Architekten von Gerkan, Marg & Partners (GMP)is the architect and designer for the estimated $400 million development. The project manager is Australia’s Clifton Coney Group.

DSC is being promoted by a group of local investors, made up of Abdul Rahim al-Zarooni, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz and Abdul Rahman Bukhatir.