Qatar Unveils Design For Stadium To Host 2022 World Cup Final
By Sree Varma | December 17, 2018
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) unveiled the final design for the last of the eight stadiums proposed for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The showpiece Lusail Stadium, a 80,000-seat venue to be completed in 2020, will host the opening and final matches of the tournament taking place in four years’ time.
“It has now been eight years since we won the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and we told the world to expect amazing,” said SC Secretary General HE Hassan Al Thawadi. “With this stunning design of our showpiece stadium, I am proud today to once again be delivering on that promise.”
He underlined that the stadium is situated at the heart of a whole new city.
“Lusail is a city for the future, and once the World Cup is over it will, like each of our other seven stadiums, form a crucial part of the legacy of the tournament as it transforms to become the heart of a brand new community.”
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said: “I am delighted to see Qatar’s continued commitment to excellence in the spectacular Lusail Stadium.”
“Qatar’s stadiums are among the most eye-catching ever seen and the venue proposed for the final is absolutely gorgeous. I particularly enjoy the fact that Middle East culture is reflected in Lusail’s and several other designs and look forward to seeing football fans from all over world discover the culture and history of this region.”
In 2017, Khalifa International Stadium became the first proposed venue to be ready, while two more stadiums are scheduled to be completed early next year, Al Wakrah Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium.