Al-Ahly held an opening ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the construction of Al-Ahly Stadium today, Saturday, in Sheikh Zayed City.
Al-Khatib said during the press conference on the sidelines of the ceremony: “When we were players, our dream was to have a stadium in the name of Al-Ahly Club. Many years have passed since this dream, and today we are facing an important and historic stage for Al-Ahly Club by laying the foundation stone for Al-Ahly Stadium.” .
He added, “We succeeded in obtaining approvals to increase the height of the stadium to 30 meters after we were allowed 6 meters, and we also doubled the area of the stadium from 28 thousand meters to 48 thousand meters.”
He concluded, “I am not completely concerned about the issue of financing Al-Ahly Stadium. The name of Al-Ahly is large and I am sure that everyone is rushing to finance the project as soon as it is announced, not because of people, but because of the name of Al-Ahly that is large and attractive to investment.”
Al-Ahly laid the foundation stone for its new stadium in Sheikh Zayed City, in the presence of Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing and Utilities, and Ahmed Rashid, Governor of Giza.