Doha, The State of Qatar announced Monday the completion of Education City stadium, the 3rd tournament venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, in a digital coverage on the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) official social media accounts. HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani gave a speech to mark the occasion.
The celebrations confirm that the SC is committed to its timeline despite current conditions and the precautionary measures taken in the State of Qatar. Located in the heart of Education City Qatars education, research and innovation hub the 40,000-capacity Education City Stadium is slated to host matches up to the quarter-finals stage during the tournament.
The completion of Education City Stadium is yet another milestone as we inch ever closer to the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world,:” FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Chairman and Secretary-General of the SC Hassan Al Thawadi said.
“Launching the stadium now while the world is overcoming the coronavirus pandemic shows everyone that there is light at the end of the tunnel and brighter days ahead. We are proud to pay tribute to the frontline workers who remain at the forefront in the battle against COVID-19 and look forward to bringing the world together at this stadium and others using the unifying power of football in 2022,” he added.
CEO of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC Nasser Al Khater said that “the atmosphere will be electric at Education City Stadium when it hosts matches during the World Cup. This is a football lovers stadium and one we are certain fans from around the world will enjoy during Qatar 2022.”
“Providing unique experiences for fans and players alike in 2022 is central to our planning, and we will stage several events across various venues in the lead-up to the tournament to test our readiness and refine our plans to guarantee that everyone visiting Qatar in 2022 has an exceptional time,” Al Khater added.
Chairman of the SCs Operations Office and Vice-Chairman of the Technical Delivery Office Yasir Al Jamal said: “we are very proud to announce the completion of our third tournament-ready stadium, following the successful redevelopment of Khalifa International Stadium in 2017 and the inauguration of Al Janoub Stadium last year.”
“All of our projects remain on track and, as we celebrate this milestone today, we also look forward to marking many more between now and the big kick-off on 21 November 2022, including the completion of two more stadiums before the end of this year the 40,000-capacity Al Rayyan Stadium and the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium,” he added.
President of Community Development at Qatar Foundation Machaille Hassan Al Naimi said: “Education City Stadium will be a focal point for the world of football in 2022, and for the people of Qatar for many decades to come after the tournament.”
“The legacy of this magnificent venue, standing at the centre of our Qatar Foundation community, will be reflected by its continuing role as a hub of sporting activity, inspiring people to embrace healthy lifestyles; as a space for education and the acquisition of knowledge; and as a destination for people to gather and interact. In its design, message and purpose, Education City Stadium is a true standard-bearer for sustainability,” she added.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino gave a speech to mark the occasion and thanked for HH the Amir for providing him with the opportunity to participate. He also paid tribute to “those who suffered, fought and are still fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic and giving us a remarkable example of resilience during such a difficult moment.”
In addition to the coverage on the SCs social media platforms, Education City Stadiums completion was marked by special coverage on beIN SPORTS, Al Kass TV, Al Rayyan TV and Qatar TV. (QNA)
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee