The King Abdullah Sports City has been named after the then King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah.
It is the biggest stadium in the entirety of Jeddah and the second largest stadium in Saudi Arabia.
The King Abdullah Sports City is a multi-use stadium and sports city, situated to the north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It has been nicknamed as 'The Shining Jewel' and often referred as 'The Jewel'. The construction work began in 2012 and took two years to complete with an expenditure of $560 million. It opened its gate to the spectators on 1st May 2014. The stadium is owned by Saudi Aramco and operated by Saudi Aramco Al Muhaidib Contracting Company and BESIX. Having a capacity to hold around 62,241 spectators, the main stadium is predominantly used for football events and has been serving as the home ground for Al-Ahli F.C. and Al-Ittihad F. C. since the opening year.
The Al-Ahli vs. Al-Shabab match of the 2014 King Cup of Champions Final was held at the stadium on 1st May. It was won by the latter with a score of 0-3.
King Abdullah Sports City played host the significant matches of the 2014-2015 Saudi Professional League.
The 2016 Kings Cup Final match between Al-Ahli and Al-Nassr was also held here on 29th May.
The stadium witnessed the 2014–15 Saudi Crown Prince Cup Round of 16 match between Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal and the semi-final match between Al-Ahli and Al-Nassr.