World Cup 2022

World Cup 2022: No delay to works on Al-Thumama and Lusail Stadiums

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy is working to ensure the work at the venues to be used at the World Cup are unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

World Cup 2022: No delay to works on Al-Thumama and Lusail Stadiums

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) is in charge of managing the infrastructure projects for the 2022 World Cup to be held in the country, meaning it is in responsible for all the circumstances required to ensure the stadiums still requiring work are finished. There are six venues to be completed: Al-Bayt, Al-Rayyan and Education City Stadium, which are close to final completion and to being inaugurated, while at Al-Thumama, Ras Abu Aboud and Lusail work is progressing. Lusail, the largest of the venues for the 2022 World Cup, with room for 80,000 fans, will be the last ground to inaugurated. It will host the opening match and the final, as well as other matches at Qatar 2022.

The Supreme Commitee confirmed that work has not stopped at any of the stadiums to be used at the World Cup, despite the situation caused by the novel coronavirus and the restrictions put in place to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, which have affected all sectors of the economy including those devoted to the World Cup 2022.

The Supreme Committee has taken all necessary measures in order to ensure work on the Wold Cup venues has been unaffected. The Committee has published two photos, of the Al-Thumama and Lusail stadiums, in which the progress in the works can be seen, above all at Lusail, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year – one year before the expected start date of the World Cup.

Meanwhile, the photo of Al-Thumama shows the completion of the works on roof which completes the distinctive design of the stadium in the form of the Gahfiya, the traditional headgear worn by men in the countries of the Middle East. The venue hosts 40,000 spectators, meeting all the requirements laid down by FIFA, and is expected to be finished at the start of next year.