Yesterday and the day before yesterday, the Emirates football stadiums passed the test of the weather conditions and the heavy rainfall that the country witnessed, as the matches of the 14th round of the ADNOC Professional League were held on their usual schedule, with the presence of fans in the stands, and without any problems on the grassy grounds.
The weather conditions that the country went through revealed the international specifications with which these stadiums were built, as they were distinguished by three international specifications, represented by the stadium floor and good grass that conforms to international specifications, in order to avoid injury to players during their movements in the stadium, in addition to the fact that the floors of these stadiums are equipped with With the latest methods of irrigation and water drainage, in addition to that these stadiums are equipped with a modern system to protect the audience in the stands during rain and weather fluctuations.
Despite the weather and the rainy weather in the country, the matches of the 14th round were held on time, as the day before yesterday witnessed the holding of four matches. Hazaa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain city hosted the Al Ain and Ajman match, which ended with Al Ain winning 5-1, while the Sharjah Stadium witnessed the Sharjah and Al Ahly youth match, which ended in a goalless draw, and the Saqr Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Stadium in Khorfakkan hosted the Khorfakkan and Bani Yas match, which ended With the latter winning 2-1.
The 14th round was completed yesterday, with the holding of three matches that brought together Al-Bataeh and Ittihad Kalba at Saqr bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi Stadium in Khorfakkan, Dibba and Al-Jazira at Dibba Stadium, and Al-Wahda and Al-Wasl at Al Nahyan Stadium at Al-Wahda Club in Abu Dhabi.
Organizational success for the Professional League
For his part, a source from the Professional League said, in response to a question by «Emirates Today» about holding these matches on time without being affected by weather and rain conditions: «This is an organizational success from the Professional League, the organization organizing the league, in coordination with the professional clubs in the 14th round of the tournament. The age of the competition, which witnessed heavy rain.
The source added, “The smoothness of entering the stadiums and the quality of organization are the masters of the positions.”
The source confirmed that “everything was coordinated with prior steps from the League’s work team, in coordination with the clubs, and everything is equipped for such cases, which had a major role in facilitating the masses’ entry to the stadiums, in addition to the services provided by the clubs and the League.”
1. Playground grounds and good turf conform to international standards.
2. The stadiums are equipped with the latest methods of irrigation and water drainage.
3. Stadiums with roofs to protect fans from rain.
Fahd: Al-Nasr Stadium was built with high-quality specifications
Acting Executive Director of Al-Nasr Club, Fahd Muhammad, confirmed that Al-Maktoum Stadium at Al-Nasr Club in Dubai hosted, the day before yesterday, the Al-Nasr and Al-Dhafra match, within the 14th round of the league, without the fans who attended the stands being affected by the rain, indicating that the stadium was built with specifications. It is very high, and it is considered one of the most modern stadiums in the country after it has been renovated.
He added, “Al Maktoum Stadium has put in it all the capabilities that enable it to face all weather fluctuations.”
He pointed out that hosting international team matches reveals the confidence in Al Maktoum Stadium in particular, and in Dubai in general.
Fahd Mohammed told Emirates Today: “Al Maktoum Stadium previously hosted matches in the Asian Cup finals, which were held in the UAE in 2019, and the stadium was completely renovated in this tournament by Dubai Municipality, and inside the stadium there are the latest types of water drainage systems.” .
He added, “The stadium is provided in the upper part with a kind of umbrella, so even the fans who attended the Al-Nasr and Al-Dhafra match were not affected by the rain.”
Mubarak: The audience was present at Sharjah Stadium without being affected by the rain
The director of the first football team at Sharjah Club, Ahmed Mubarak Al-Junaibi, said, “The Sharjah Club Stadium hosted, the day before yesterday, the Sharjah and Shabab Al-Ahly match, within the 14th round, without the match being affected by weather conditions and weather changes such as precipitation and others,” stressing that this It was important for them to ensure the safety of everyone, whether players or fans. He added: «Sharjah Stadium hosted the Sharjah-Shabab Al-Ahly match without being affected by this atmosphere, and this is credited to the Sharjah Club Board of Directors for its professional selection and contract with large companies specialized in this aspect, and the appropriate choice for them, to achieve the security and safety of the players and the public during rain or weather changes».
It is noteworthy that the Sharjah Club Stadium had hosted matches during the 2019 Asian Cup finals.
Al-Junaibi continued: “I thank the fans of the Sharjah and Shabab Al-Ahly teams together for being in the stands to attend the match, despite the weather and rain conditions.”
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