40,000 seater stadium to be chiseled out of desert rock
Just when you thought United Arab Emirates couldn’t test the limits of architectural physics any further, they went and hatched this quite phenomenal plan: a 40,000 seater football stadium peeking out of a lifeless and barren land.
‘The Rock Stadium’ is set to be built in the Al Ain desert and will be constructed below camel grazing level to make sure the temperature of the boiling days and freezing nights can be tamed by a colossal amount of air conditioning.
The bill for making the spectacular vision in to reality is set to come in at $953 million. Considering that Wembley cost more than that, we think we have every right to feel short changed.
Whatever you make of the cash splurge from the Middle Eastern nation, we can’t help but look forward to seeing the heroically silly stadium in action.
The plans – ones which seemingly belong to a scene from Star Wars – are likely to cause one or two problems however.
The odd sandstorm may be a tricky one for groundsmen more used to replacing divots. And we haven’t quite got our head around how fans will get to the game.
It may be along the lines of an underground train but that sounds like a positively mundane choice of transportation from a country much more likely to opt for hovercraft or jet pack propulsion.
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