The DSC has already appointed Germany’s VonGerkan, Marg & Partner (GMP) to design the scheme’s four stadiums. The other bidders for the contract were: Australia’s The Cox Group; Palethorpe Architects, also of Australia; and Tallibertof France.

The stadiums will have a combined seating capacity of over 80,000 spectators, capable of hosting a mixture of sports ranging from track and field events to football and cricket.

The development will also include the construction of: training academies; an 18-hole championship golf course and residential complex; a dedicated sports free zone; and hotel facilities. Further announcements are expected on the establishment of an international cricket academy and a golf residential development.

Parsons is acting as the project management consultant for the estimated $2,500 million development project (MEED 18:06:04).