QATAR 2022

Lusail World Cup stadium 77% towards September completion

Work on the Lusail World Cup stadium is continuing apace to ensure that it is completed as planned with FIFA.It will be the final venue to open.

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Lusail World Cup stadium 77% towards September completion

Work on the Lusail World Cup stadium continues apace to ensure that it is completed as planned with FIFA, making the venue it the last of the eight World Cup venues to be opened.

Lusail getting closer to completion

Tamim Al Abed, Project Manager for the Lusail Stadium, announced that the construction works at the stadium are progressing well with around 77% of the total completed. This includes the basic structure, the internal and external steel, the geometrical golden triangular facades, and the electromechanical works, as well as 40% of the external roof requirements.

"We will finish raising the stadium's roof and installing the facades so that we can get to the final shape, in a precise manner, using the expertise of the few engineers in the world with the experience,” he said. “This also includes the installation of the seats and the transfer of the grass to the pitch, as well as the implementation of the lighting and audio units in the enclosure.”

Regarding the completion date of the stadium, Al Abed stressed in a statement to the Qatari newspaper Al Watan: "The stadium is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of this year, i.e. the end of September, after finishing the work and testing the systems. This will allow it to host more sporting events before Qatar 2022 starts, either friendly matches or tournaments, so there will be more opportunities to test the operating and security systems, as it will host 10 matches including the final.”

He continued, “The eternal structure of the stadium is a 3D arch, which was a considerable challenge, because of the unprecedented techniques used. To carry them out, new safe technologies were used that meet the challenge of time and the amount of steel used, which is 30 tons, four times more than the steel used in the EffielTower, where it was seven tons of steel.”