Rendering of Basrah (Iraq) Sports City Stadium.

There is a sports stadium building boom in war-torn Iraq.

The newly built venues, designed by 360 Architecture, are scheduled to be completed in 2013. The design contract was awarded by the Ministry of Youth and Sport, and the venues are part of a national effort to develop soccer in the country. 

An $87-million stadium, Al-Menaa, just outside of Basrah, is a 30,000-seat international competition venue. It will include eight premi...


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