UAE Announces Plans to Build 2 Mountain Top Football Stadiums

Two UAE football teams will soon have new stadiums at elevated mountain locations.

Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, announced the plans to build the stadiums for Kalba Club and Khorfakkan Club.

Commending Sharjah’s clubs on their performances in the UAE’s ADNOC Pro League for 2023–2024 season, he offered Kalba Club a stadium on cooler mountain peaks at an elevation of 850 feet above sea level and Khorfakkan Club another stadium at 900 feet.

UAE football teams to get new stadiums

Sheikh Sultan underlined the importance of club insignia that represent the identity of their respective towns in the UAE, while also emphasising Sharjah residents.

In a phone call on Sharjah Radio and TV’s “Direct Line” programme, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi said: “We congratulate the Sharjah clubs that managed to endure in the ADNOC Pro League. There will be awards for this performance.

“Some have received their awards, while others are awaiting them. We are currently working to establish these clubs. Kalba Club is undergoing substantial improvements, beginning with the surrounding roadways and eventually elevating the entire region as a reward.

“I watched Kalba Club’s matches and contacted them at the stadium, but despite their best efforts, luck was not on their side.

“’We hope that those who stumble will work harder. I guarantee Kalba a stadium on the cold mountain peaks at an elevation of 850 feet above sea level, with a temperature differential of around 10 degrees and humidity-free conditions, all of which influence performance.”

He also said: “Khorfakkan Club is located in a hot location with mountains; therefore, we will build another stadium in Khorfakkan City at an altitude of 900 feet.”

The club’s emblems must reflect and well represent the city to which it belongs, beginning with its name and continuing with the care and preservation of the city’s legacy.


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