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The King Fahd International Stadium also nicknamed Pearl Of Stadiums, in Arabic or simply The Pearl, in Arabic is a multi-purpose stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has athletics facilities.OverviewThe stadium was built in 1987 with the capacity over 65,000 viewers. It measures 116 yards by 74 yards. It also has one of the largest stadium roofs in the world. It was a venue for matches of the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1989 including the final match.The stadium is included in the football video games FIFA 13, FIFA 14, FIFA 15,FIFA 16 and FIFA 17.The cost of construction was about 650 million Saudi riyals or $510 million. The stadium's roof shades over 67,000 seats and covers an area of 47,000 square feet. The 24 columns are arranged in a circle with a 247-metre diameter. The huge umbrella keeps the sun off the seats and concourse slabs, providing shade and comfort in the hot desert climate. The first goal in an official game was scored by Majed Abdullah.As a personal touch to the stadium, a royal balcony was constructed upon which his majesty King Fahd could observe the sport.