2022 Qatar: Al Thumama World Cup stadium will be completed in 2021
Al Thumama stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 and symbolises the history and culture of Arabian Qatar. It will stage matches up until the quarter finals.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy announced that one of the eight venues for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the Al Thumama stadium, will be completed and ready for use in the New Year. Visually, the design of Al Thumama stadium was inspired by the Kaffiyeh - a traditional headdress worn throughout the Arabian Peninsula and Middle-East.
The Supreme Committee, which is in charge of organising the projects for Qatar 2022, tweeted, “The Al Thumama, which will be completed in 2021; the stadium’s design was inspired by Al Kaffiyeh, a traditional scarf which is worn on the head by Arab men”.
The Supreme Committee also shared a series of photographs of the new stadium which showed the progress being made in its development. Work on the venue has continued without being affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Set to be completed in 2021, Al Thumama Stadium’s design represents the gahfiya – a traditional woven cap worn by men and boys across the Middle East. pic.twitter.com/OhrLaunemS— SC News (@roadto2022news) November 13, 2020
Al Thumama stadium façade is in place
The photographs show that the exterior of the stadium is practically complete with the façade now fully assembled and in place, leaving just the last parts of the project such as installing electrics and laying the pitch which will be the final tasks on the Supreme Committee’s assignment.
Al Thumama stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 with half of the seats being donated to other countries once the World Cup is over. It symbolises the history and culture of Arabian Qatar, and will stage games from the group stage up to the quarter finals during the tournament.
It is also worth mentioning the other parts of the projects which have now been completed such as the installation of cables, cladding on the stadium’s roof and the 680 support beams which will hold the skylight in place – as for the stands, 56% of the seating has now been installed and 73% of mechanical, electrical and engineering tasks have been completed.
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