Baghdad - INA
Nearly two years since the announcement of Saudi Arabia gift that to establish a sports city for the Iraqi people, which came days after the teams of the two countries fought a historic friendly match at the Palm Trunk Stadium in Basra Sports City on February 28, 2018, and was the first for the green team in Iraq since 1979.
Since then, the eyes of the sports fans have been looking forward to that awaited edifice. In a statement by the Director of Physical Education at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, received by the iraqi news agency Al-Mousawi said that "The Saudi side, through the committees that visited Iraq, confirmed that the Sports City project will contain an Olympic swimming pool, a multi-purpose hall, a 5-star hotel, a cycling track, as well as a football field and its accessories."
Al-Mousawi also stated that "the region will witness development projects, represented by the streets heading to the stadium, and the main street linking the sports city and the airport, which will shorten a lot of time according to international conditions," pointing out that "this city is not limited to sports only, but will also be a social entertainment city." And also because of its proximity to the housing units, which will reach 100,000 housing units, and this increases the desire and vision of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to choose Bismayah City to establish this project.