Khalifa International Stadium gets set for season’s biggest football spectacle
DOHA: The Organizing Committee of the Emir Cup have completed their preparations for the final to be played on May 19.
The final will be held on Saturday between Al Rayyan and Al Duhail.
Abdullah Al Saai, Tournament Director of Emir Cup, Captain Abdullah Al-Ghanim of Lekhwiya, and Khalid Mubarak Al-Kuwari, Director of Marketing and Communication of Qatar Football Association (QFA), gave the details at a press conference held on Monday evening at Khalifa International Stadium.
Abdullah Al Saai said the arrangements for the final have been completed with just a few details remain which will be completed in the coming hours. He said the Emir Cup always attracts a huge attention from football fans in Qatar.
He said Al Duhail and Al Rayyan will be training at the match venue the day before the final. He said the press conferences for the final would be held on the same day of training at Khalifa International Stadium. He said the ticket sale was going well.
For his part, Abdullah Al-Ghanim, head of the Internal Security Forces at Lekhwiya, said that there are special arrangements for the upcoming final. He pointed out that there is a comprehensive traffic plan to avoid congestion on the roads leading to the stadium. Al-Ghanim urged the crowd to come to the stadium well before the kick-off time to avoid missing out on the action.
Khalid Mubarak Al-Kuwari announced that an Iftar party will be held for the fans and organizers at the Qatar Women’s Sports Hall. The gates will be opened in the direction of the stadium 6:45pm. The activities will start off before the Iftar time.
Al-Kuwari pointed out that the gates of the number 22-23-24-25-26 were allocated to the fans of Al Rayyan while gates 2-3-4-5-29 were allocated to the fans of Al Duhail. Gates 11-16 are for families and gae 12 for people with special needs.
He also informed that 8 luxury cars and 250 other valuable prizes will be distributed to the winners through the draw to be held at half time of the final.
The final will kick off at 10:15