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Global Sports Tower Approved: A Landmark for Saudi Vision 2030

Global Sports Tower Approved: A Landmark for Saudi Vision 2030

The Board of Directors of the Sports Boulevard Foundation (SBF), chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SBF, has officially approved the designs for the Global Sports Tower. This tower will become a prominent landmark within the Sports Boulevard project on Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Road.

A New Icon for Riyadh

The Global Sports Tower is set to become the tallest sports tower in the world, significantly contributing to the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. This project is anticipated to enhance the quality of life in Riyadh and position the city among the top 10 global economies. The Sports Boulevard is a groundbreaking initiative designed to integrate various aspects of life, thereby fostering a futuristic urban environment in Riyadh. This project is expected to have a positive impact on the Kingdom's economy and elevate its international standing.

Expansive Reach and Features

Stretching over 135 kilometers, the Sports Boulevard will connect Wadi Hanifah in the West with Wadi Al Sulai in the East via a network of safe green pathways for pedestrians, cyclists, athletes, and horse riders. The project includes more than 4.4 million square meters of greenery and open spaces and up to 50 multidisciplinary sports facilities. Additionally, there are several unique destinations and investment zones covering an area exceeding 3 million square meters.

World’s First Sports Tower of Such Scale

Standing at 130 meters, the Global Sports Tower will offer an internal area of 84,000 square meters. It will feature over 30 different sports facilities and the world's tallest indoor climbing wall at 98 meters. This wall will cater to climbers of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals, promoting one of the world's fastest-growing sports. The tower will also house the highest running track globally, a fully digitized 250-meter circuit offering athletes a unique training experience with breathtaking views of Riyadh.

Architectural Excellence

The tower’s design adheres to the Sports Boulevard Design Code, inspired by Salmani architecture, which balances originality and modernity. This architectural approach will make the tower a distinctive landmark on Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Road and throughout Riyadh.

Promoting Sports and Quality of Life

The Global Sports Tower aims to fulfill the goals of the Sports Boulevard project by promoting sports and enhancing the community's access to world-class facilities. It seeks to foster a sports culture among all members of society, improving the overall quality of life in Riyadh.

Commitment to a Sustainable Future

Launched on March 19th, 2019, by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and chaired by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Sports Boulevard project is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Riyadh’s residents and visitors. The project promises integrated infrastructure, pedestrian pathways, cycling pathways, horse-riding trails, and more, contributing to a sustainable, regenerative environment as envisioned in Saudi Vision 2030.

The Global Sports Tower and the Sports Boulevard project represent a significant stride towards a vibrant and sustainable future for Riyadh, embodying the aspirations and objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.



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