11 January 2023

The #superSupercopa returns to the impressive King Fahd Stadium

As in 2022, the monumental venue in the Saudi capital hosts the three matches of the tournament between 11th and 15th January.

Riyadh's King Fahd Stadium is ready and willing to become the football epicentre on Wednesday. It is already decked out in the distinctive colours of the first major tournament of the year and waiting to host a vibrant opening ceremony,

Its enormous roof, which looks like something right out of the artistic dreams of a virtuoso origami artist, soars into the Saudi capital's sky, providing shade for the 62,000 spectators who will be able to watch the first semi-final of the competition between Real Madrid and Valencia CF from the comfort seats.

All in a magnificent venue that is a popular for celebrations of Saudi Arabia, whose founding anniversary was celebrated on the very spot in September 2017.

The King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh has a capacity of 62,000, all seated and shaded thanks to its innovative design 

The three matches of the tournament, including the final on Sunday 15th January, will be played in a stadium named after the Saudi monarch Fahd bin Abdulaziz, who reigned in the Arab country from 1982 until his death in 2005.

It was precisely during the 1980s that Malaysian architect Michael KC Cheah, famous for the sports stadiums he has designed on the Asian continent, designed this spectacular construction, which was inaugurated in 1987. Two years later, Portugal played there winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup thanks to a dazzling generation of players, including Joao Pinto, Rui Costa, Abel Xavier and Luis Figo.

However, it was the Saudi striker Majed Abdullah, called the Pelé of the desert, who scored the first goal in a stadium popularly known as La Perla. In this stadium, the best players of the Spanish championship will shine during a tournament that will be unforgettable once again for all fans of this sport.