• Dubai looks to start work on 60,000-seater stadium
  • Stadium part of preparations for the 2019 Asian Cup

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a competition to design a 60,000-seater stadium that will be built in Dubai’s Sports City, in preparation for the 2019 Football Asian Cup.

UK news agency Reuters has reported that some design bids have already been submitted to the RTA with ‘a mixture of architects, engineers and consultants collaborating on individual submissions.

Construction of the stadium is expected to be complete by 2018.

The project, which will be funded by the Dubai Sports Council, is being launched as part of the UAE Football Association’s (UAEFA) bid to host the 2019 Asian Cup.

The UAE plans to use stadiums in three locations, including the Mohammad bin Zayed Stadium and Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, and the Hazza bin Zayed and Khalifa bin Zayed stadiums in Al-Ain.