2022 Football World Cup News: Qatar prepares for third World Cup stadium
The country’s state media announced on Thursday that construction work on their third football stadium had been completed The stadium has been named ‘Educational City Stadium‘.
The stadium is home to Qatar’s Education, Research and Innovation Center. The number of seats in the venue has been fixed at 40,000. It will feature several matches, including the World Cup quarter-finals.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the stadium will be unveiled digitally through social media, said the Supreme Committee on Delivery and Legacy of the tournament. At the time of the official inauguration of the stadium, a 60-minute program was arranged for the workers working during the epidemic. The event will also discuss Corona’s next game, mental health, and fans’ experiences.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Chairman and Secretary General of the SC, HE Hassan Al Thawadi, said:
“The completion of the third tournament-ready venue is a proud moment for the SC, QF and the entire country. We remain on track to deliver 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.”
Al Thawadi continued: “While the world continues to battle COVID-19, we hope news of the stadiums completion shows there is light at the end of the tunnel. We will soon return to something approaching normality including football matches in packed stadiums.
“The first World Cup in our region and only the second in Asia was already incredibly symbolic. However, due to COVID-19, I believe our tournament has taken on added importance. It can be football that brings everyone together after COVID-19 and Qatar looks forward to brighter times and uniting the world at this very venue in 2022.”
Earlier, The Khalifa International Stadium was inaugurated as the first stadium of the 2018 World Cup. In May 2019, the second stadium was opened at Al Zaynab Stadium.
A total of eight stadiums are being built for the Qatar World Cup. The rest are Ras Abu Abd Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Lusail Stadium.