RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has launched Falcon’s Nest, an exclusive interactive fan zone in which supporters can enjoy an unforgettable experience while in Qatar for the AFC Asian Cup.
Falcon’s Nest is located in Doha’s Katara Cultural Village, one of five host cities where group and knockout stage matches are played, and takes visitors on an interactive journey into the heart of Saudi football.
SAFF President Yasser Al-Misehal said: “Falcon’s Nest is more than just a fan zone — it’s where football fans can explore and relive our history with the beautiful game like never before.”
Falcon’s Nest is inspired by Saudi House, the dedicated pavilion that received high praise from fans during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It is dedicated to showcasing the Kingdom’s rich football history and the spirit of the national team.
The Falcon’s Museum focuses on legendary figures and the most memorable moments in Saudi football history. It features interactive exhibits, treasured memorabilia, and stories about legendary players from the past, connecting Saudi football’s heritage with the aspirations of future generations.
“The Realm of the Impossible” is an interactive game that allows visitors to step into the shoes of football legends. Using cutting-edge technology, people can experience the thrill of scoring goals for themselves, replicating moments such as Saeed Al-Owairan’s 1994 wonder goal against Belgium or Salem Al-Dawsari’s strike against Argentina in 2022.
Falcon’s Academy provides fans with skill-testing activities aimed at challenging and refining various aspects of their football abilities. These include Speed Strike, where fans can step up and work on the sheer velocity of their shot; Field of Vision, in which fans can hone their pass speed and accuracy; and Falcon’s Nest Chip Shot, where fans can master the art of chipping the ball with expert precision.
The zone also includes a merchandise shop where visitors can buy personalized items such as the national team jersey, along with other souvenirs.