Qatar announces the availability of Stadium 974 to host the 2022 World Cup

Doha: The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Inheritance has announced the inauguration of the seventh stadium for the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar next year, during a digital event held today, Saturday, announcing the readiness of Stadium 974, as the first fully demountable stadium in the history of World Cup tournaments. The new name of the stadium, formerly known as Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, reflects the number of shipping containers used in its construction and is 974 the international prefix for Qatar. prime matches on its soil during the Arab Cup, which begins at the end of this month. Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of the Supreme Delivery and Inheritance Committee, expressed his pride in announcing the completion of Stadium 974, another milestone on the road to Qatar 2022. He said: “We are delighted to announce the availability of another World Cup, to reach another proud station as we approach, rather than hosting the first World Cup in Middle East and the Arab world. “Al Thawadi stressed that this innovative stadium will serve as a model in the world of football stadiums. He added:” Today we celebrate the inauguration of an exceptional stadium in all respects, which will change concepts. prevalent in the construction of stadiums in the countries that will host major sporting events in Future and embodies the sustainable legacy of the World Cup after the end of the races of the largest sporting event in the region. “For his part, engineer Yasser Al-Jammal, chief of operations and deputy head of the office project technician at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, stressed that stadium 974 is a milestone in the future of sustainability and innovative sporting projects, and that the announcement of its completion represents another qualitative leap on the Qatar trip to host the next World Cup. He added: “The infrastructure works for the tournament are in phase of completion and Stadium 974 is expected to see its first home game on matchday one of the Arabian Cup. Our preparations continue to host the historic World Cup next year on schedule and we look forward to receiving fans at Stadium 974 for the first time later this month. “Stadium 974 is located next to the historic Doha harbor, with a panoramic view of Doha’s towers over the Gulf waters, and fans can access the new stadium via the Doha Metro Gold Line’s Ras Bu Aboud station, which is only 800 meters from the stadium. seating capacity of 40,000, it will host seven matches of the Qatar 2022 World Cup from the group stage to the round of 16, while it will witness six matches of the Arab Cup organized by Qatar from November 30 to December 18, including the first two semi-finals, and the match for third place. The new sports building is considered the seventh stadium ready to host the 2022 World Cup and joins six other stadiums that have been completed, namely the international stadium and Khalifa, Al Janoub Stadium, Education City Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium and Al Thumama Stadium, which opened last month in coinciding with hosting the Il Principe Cup final, in addition to the Al Bayt Stadium, which should open on the first day of the Arab Cup competitions. Thanks to his design innovative; Stadium 974 does not require the cooling technology used in the rest of the World Cup stadiums, as the stadium’s unique location on the shores of the Arabian Gulf helps provide an unparalleled experience for fans who will watch matches as if they were in the open air. Much of the stadium structure is built in recycled steel, while the advanced equipment guarantees a saving of 40% in water consumption, compared to other traditional stadiums. Interestingly, the main contractor work for the Stadium 974 project was outsourced to Qatari firm Hamad bin Khaled Contracting, while the project was handled by Time Qatar. (Dpa)

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