Who is building 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium?
A Qatari-Turkish joint venture has been awarded the contract for building the seventh stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the authority that oversees the delivery of stadiums and infrastructure for the mega event, said on Wednesday that a JV of Qatar-based AlJaber Engineer (JEC) and Turkish firm Tekfen Construction will be the main contractor the stadium to be built in Al Thumama district.
Another Qatari firm, Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB), was confirmed in 2015 as the design & construction supervision consultant for the stadium with a capacity of 40,000.
Set for completion in 2020, the stadium will host matches up to the quarter-final stage.
“I am confident that the signing of Al Jaber Engineering and Tekfen Construction, one of the leading construction companies in Turkey, will deliver an outstanding, legacy-oriented stadium for a historic tournament,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of the committee.
Of the 12 stadiums originally planned, main works of Al Rayyan Stadium, Qatar Foundation Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor City and Al Wakrah Stadium have already begun. Contract for Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be awarded in the second quarter of 2017.
“The stadium in Al Thumama is located in one of the most rapidly developing areas of Doha. Once ready, the stadium and its surrounding precinct will not only become one of the capital’s central sporting arenas, but will also serve the local community as a central community destination,” said Al Thawadi.