Another feather in Qatar’s hat was added when the third stadium for Qatar 2022 was completed as announced by The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Qatar Foundation (QF). It will serve as the third venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The stadium is located in the heart of the Education City where most of Qatar’s education, research and innovation hub lies. The stadium can house 40,000 spectators at full capacity and it will host matched up to the quarter-final stages during the tournament.
The government has announced that proper celebrations will be conducted to mark the completion of the stadium. The program will of 60 minutes and will be conducted both in Arabic and English on beIN SPORTS on Monday night. The commemoration will take place on the ‘Road to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022’ Arabic show and will commend the completion of the stadium while also broadcasting its official unveiling. The English show, on the other hand, will feature some special guests to debate the future of sports in the post-pandemic world reeled by Coronavirus. the notable guests on the show would be FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 CEO, Nasser Al Khater, FIFA Technical Director and former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, Bundesliga CEO, Christian Siefert, and Belgium national team manager, Roberto Martinez among other dignitaries of the game.
Broadcast of the Show
The Arabic show will be broadcast on beIN Sports HD1 at 7 PM Doha time while the English show will be broadcast simultaneously on beIN SPORTS HD11. Both shows will stream via the SC and QF’s social media accounts as well while also being broadcast on the beIN Sports free-to-air channel.
On the occasion of the completion, the Vice Chairperson and CEO of QF, H.E. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani said, “The eyes of the world will be on this stadium when it hosts matches as the World Cup comes to Qatar and the region in 2022, but its value will extend far beyond the tournament. The stadium’s place at the heart of Qatar Foundation’s vibrant, open community will make it an enduring focal point and a hub of activity, social interaction, and knowledge. It will continue to bring people together long after the World Cup, encourage them to embrace sport and healthy living, and – as one of the world’s most sustainable sporting venues – promote the importance of making sustainability a key element of our lifestyles.This is a stadium to experience, enjoy, learn from, and be inspired by, with a lifespan that will stretch across generations. We are delighted and proud that it stands within our community at Qatar Foundation and congratulate all involved in bringing the vision of this stadium to magnificent reality.”
Commenting on it, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Chairman and Secretary General of the SC, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi said, “The complettaion of the third tournament-ready venue is a proud moment for the SC, QF and the entire country. We remain on track to deliver the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world – and hope to unveil two more stadiums by the end of the year.” “While the world continues to battle COVID-19, we hope news of the stadium’s completion shows there is light at the end of the tunnel. We will soon return to something approaching normality – including football matches in packed stadiums. The first World Cup in our region – and only the second in Asia – was already incredibly symbolic. However, due to COVID-19, I believe our tournament has taken on added importance. It can be football that brings everyone together after COVID-19 and Qatar looks forward to brighter times and uniting the world at this very venue in 2022,” He added.