Qatar to complete all stadiums by 2020
DOHA: Qatar, hosts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, will complete all
proposed stadiums two years ahead of schedule, organisers said on
Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary-General, Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, said:
“We will deliver all proposed stadiums by 2022. We will be ready with
all our facilities when we stage the 2021 Confederation Cup.”
Al Thawadi was speaking during a program at Aspire4Sport Conference at
“We have been holding discussions with stakeholders on the projects to
be developed for 2022 World Cup. We have been planning our projects
for almost three years now,” Al Thawadi said.
Al Thawadi also unveiled the first of six new stadiums to be built
from scratch by Qatar 2022.
The new Al Wakrah Stadium will be completed in 2018, Al Thawadi said.
Al Wakrah Stadium will have a seating capacity of 40,000, he pointed out.
The new venue will have modular seats and the overall capacity will be
reduced to 20,000 with the remaining seats shipped to another country,
A; Thawadi said while speaking about the legacy of the World Cup.