Powered by Zayed Sports City, the new facility encompasses three outdoor football fields, four tennis courts, and four multipurpose sports courts
Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island has announced the launch of its sports and recreation destination, Active, according to a report by WAM. Powered by Zayed Sports City (ZSC) it is a sports destination encompassing three outdoor football fields, four tennis courts, and four multipurpose sports courts.
According to the report, the outdoor FIFA-standard natural grass football field covers an area of 8,970 sqm, while both FIFA two-star artificial turf fields cover a total area of 17,940 sqm. Additionally, the four tennis courts cover an area od 3200 sqm and the multipurpose courts cover an area of 4224 sqm.
Located on the north side of Al Maryah Island, Active will cater to individuals of all fitness levels by providing the most advanced sports equipment, and by employing expert coaches and trainers – ultimately, empowering athletes and sports enthusiasts to realise their health goals. It will also host Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi programme, City Football Schools, as well as the La Liga Academy on its fields.
Eight courts at the new facility will further create a fitness zone to accommodate a vast range of sports. All courts offer an ATP approved surface for tennis matches and lessons with ZSC Academy, with four marked for multipurpose use. Basketball, netball, volleyball, handball and 5-a-side football are among the disciplines available.
Adding to the facilities, three paddle courts and a state-of-the-art indoor air-conditioned sports dome will open in May 2021. The dome will house a full 11-aside FIFA approved turf pitch with a spectator area that could be used for indoor football matches and also corporate and entertainment events.