The completion of Education City Stadium, the third tournament venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, is a source of pride for citizens, residents and the entire Arab region. The first Qatar 2022 venue to achieve a 5-star sustainability rating, the 40,000-capacity Education City Stadium is slated to host matches up to the quarter-finals stage of the game's showpiece tournament held every four years.
The brand new stadium is the third tournamentready venue for Qatar 2022 following the successful redevelopment of the iconic Khalifa International Stadium in 2017 and the inauguration of Al Janoub Stadium last year in May. With the Al Rayyan and Al Bayt Stadiums expected to be completed by the end of the year, Qatar 2022 now seems closer than ever.
The other three Qatar 2022 venues - Al Thumama Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium and Lusail Stadium are heading towards completion. H E Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, ViceChairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, 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.”
Known as Qatar’s ‘diamond in the desert’, the design of the Education City Stadium represents quality, durability and resilience. It is a venue to be treasured, both for the memories it will assist in making and adding sporting value to the country.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Chairman and Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), H E Hassan Al Thawadi, said: “The completion of the third tournament-ready venue is a proud moment for the SC, the QF and the entire country. We remain on track to delivering 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.”
Qatar, under its wise leadership, is completing all projects related to the World Cup ahead of schedule and at an accelerated pace. It is becoming evident that FIFA 2022 World Cup will strengthen bonds of friendship around the globe.