Saida Municipal Stadium
Saida Lebanon
Sport & Leisure

The Saida Municipal Stadium is a multipurpose sporting complex also suitable for hosting cultural and leisure activities. It constitutes the cornerstone of the city's Northern Entrance master plan and was constructed as part of the Lebanese soccer venues hosting the 2000 AFC Asian Cup.

An area of 27,000 m2 was reclaimed from the sea to widen the stadium's platform and offer a public space around it as well. The stadium seats 20,000 spectators and includes international athletic tracks, VIP lounges and extensive press facilities. Sitting between the main Saida entrance boulevard and the seashore, a key design constraint was the preservation of visibility for the vehicular circulation. The stadium was accordingly fitted within the 5 m depression between the boulevard and the field, with only the arched structure of the main grandstand and its sail-like canopy breaking the horizon.

  Location: Saida Lebanon
Client: Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR)
Address: Tallet El Serail, Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 981431

  Total land surface area: 47,000 m2
Total built-up area: 65,000 m2
Total project cost: USD 16 million
Completion date: 1998

  Services provided: Design, including programming, preliminary design, detailed design, tender documents and site supervision for all trades