Thu 03 December 2020 | 10:02

Al Rayyan stadium is set to be inaugurated on December 18

It marks a special day for Qatar as it’s Qatar’s National day. The stadium patterns will derive different aspects of Qatar: the importance of family, the beauty of the desert, native flora and fauna, local and international trade, and a shield that represents the strength and unity.

The stadium, with a capacity of 40,000, will become the new home of Stars League’s

Al Rayyan Sports Club

. The stadium will be the fourth out of eight venues that were promised to

Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

(SC) for the

2022 World Cup

, which will be held in




Hassan Al Thawadi

, Secretary-General of the


, said:

“The inauguration of this stadium is another major milestone on the road to 2022. This stunning venue and the surrounding precinct will leave a fantastic legacy for Al Rayyan Sports Club and everyone who lives in this proud city.”

“This event also marks the two-year countdown to the biggest match in Qatar’s history: the FIFA World Cup final,” added Al Thawadi. “We are proud that our World Cup preparations remain on track, with 90 per cent of infrastructure projects completed. We look forward to unveiling more stadiums next year as we ensure that all tournament venues are delivered well in advance of the big kick-off.”

Hilal Al Kuwari

, Chairman of the

SC’s Technical Delivery Office

, felt the occasion was a massive achievement in the Preparation of the

Qatar 2022


“Five stadiums have now been completed, including Khalifa, Al Janoub, Education City, Al Bayt and Al Rayyan. The remaining three will be delivered in the near future in order to give us plenty of time to test our operational plans,”

said Al Kuwari.

“The successful delivery of the stadium in Al Rayyan – on time and within budget – is testament to the outstanding collaboration of the SC team, our numerous contractors and valued stakeholders. We are incredibly excited to launch this venue on Qatar National Day, exactly two years to the day before everyone focuses on our country for the World Cup final.”

Al Rayyan stadium was awarded several Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) ratings, thanks to the considerable sustainability and efficiency measures that have been embedded in the design to reduce the produced carbon.

They include the use of recycled building materials and retaining trees from the surrounding environment. Many of the recycled materials used in the new stadium complex came from the deconstructed Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium that once occupied the site.

“The building of this stadium, which incorporated the careful deconstruction of Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium and the reuse of materials from that structure in the new project, is an outstanding achievement for the SC,”

said Engineer

Yasir Al Jamal

, Vice Chairman of the SC’s Technical Delivery Office.

“From the beginning, sustainability was at the forefront of this project, amid the unique challenges we faced during the development. I’m very proud of the SC team and our valued stakeholders for delivering this outstanding venue.”

source: SportMob

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