Qatar Football AssociationNews
11.02.2014 12:02 in :

DOHA: The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy have appointed AECOM as the Project Manager and Ramboll as the Design Consultant for Al Rayyan Stadium.

‘We are rapidly making progress, well on schedule to deliver all stadia long before fans arrive for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,’ said Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. ‘We are looking forward to working with our partners on Al Rayyan Stadium to build an amazing sporting facility that both serves the local community and Al Rayyan Sports Club, whose colours have been worn by the likes of Fernando Hierro, Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer – one of our Bid Ambassadors.’

All contracts on Al Rayyan Stadium will incorporate the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s Workers’ Welfare Standards. Contractual enforcement of these standards and a rigorous four-tier auditing system will guarantee international best practice on Al Rayyan Stadium and all venue and accommodation sites.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy will work with both firms to develop environmentally-friendly outdoor cooling technologies in the stadium, training sites, adjacent fan zone and other areas where fans, team delegations, match officials, media representatives and football administrators will congregate.

The stadium will contain an open-air, natural grass pitch that can be cooled to 26 degrees Celsius, with shaded spectator stands that can be cooled to between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius – both using state-of-the-art green technologies.

The new capacity of Al Rayyan Stadium will be approximately 40,000 and will include a modular top tier. Following the tournament, the modular upper tier will be disassembled and used to build football facilities in developing countries that lack sporting infrastructure, in coordination with FIFA.

Rigorous studies and local surveys are being undertaken to ensure that the Al Rayyan Stadium and the surrounding Precinct will form an important part of the economic development of the municipality.