In an exciting collaboration, NED University of Engineering & Technology and Global Soccer Ventures (GSV) have entered a 10-year agreement to build the first soccer-exclusive stadium for Pakistan.
Karachi city will be home to the new stadium, backed by an investment of $16 million. The project will ensure that the nation has FIFA international playing conditions and a new experience for fans not seen before.
Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodhi, Vice Chancellor, NED University of Engineering and Technology:
“NED is world renowned for being at the cutting edge of technology and science in its educational curriculum so why not football. It is a vision that only GSV can bring to life. I have seen the science and evolution of football on offer and it will be a major transformation for football in Pakistan.”
GSV Chairman Yasir Mahmood:
“It is time Pakistan rediscovers itself in football infrastructure offering the much needed professional and world class facilities. This flagship soccer city at NED will entice other cities or institutes to come forward and become part of GSV’s football legacy offering the best in technology, science and football training all under one roof.”
Former English footballer Michael Owen:
“There is nothing more important than having home and away fans in football stadiums. This investment will not only ignite inter-city football rivalry but will also become the future of football development all over Pakistan with sports science at the forefront offering international opportunities.”
GSV CEO Zabe Khan:
“We are the foundation of a sports revolution in Pakistan with soccer city being our flagship show-stopper. The ideology here is that we don’t want to tell people of our dreams we want to show them, so we build it, fans come and get fanatical about our players in Pakistan’s very own theatre of dreams to display their talent.”
A detailed announcement and reveal of Pakistan’s first ever soccer city is to be made by the end of January 2022. Michael Owen and a star studded celebrity line up with be on hand with the very first images and 3D virtual video of the stadium being unveiled as a new year’s gift to Pakistan.