Qatar Football AssociationNews
23.04.2015 4:49 in :

DOHA: The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SCDL) unveiled the design of the Al Rayyan Stadium as the fifth proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, at a special ceremony held at Ali bin Abdullah Fort on Wednesday.

Al Rayyan Stadium will be built on the site of Al Rayyan Sports Club’s former stadium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium), which was recently deconstructed. During World Cup, the stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 spectators to be able to host group stage, round-of-16 and quarterfinal matches. After the tournament the stadium’s capacity will be reduced to 21,000 in legacy mode with the upper tier of seats being removed and sent to developing nations in need of sports infrastructure.

The stadium will also feature the innovative and sustainable cooling technology being delivered by the SC and its stakeholders. This will ensure comfortable viewing conditions for fans and an optimal playing temperature for players during the legacy use of the stadium for domestic competitions, international matches and tournaments hosted in Qatar throughout the year.

The stadium and surrounding precinct will contain a number of facilities and features that will be used by the local population of Al Rayyan, including a mosque, members club, athletics track, cricket pitch, tennis courts, hockey pitch, football training pitches, aquatics centre, skate park and cycling track. The precinct will also house a new branch of Aspetar – the leading sports medicine hospital.