Education City Stadium completed
June 04 2020 11:38 PM
Education City stadium (Representational image)
Education City stadium (Representational image)


The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and Qatar Foundation on Thursday announced that the 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium located in Education City has been completed on schedule.

It is the third tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022 to be completed, following the successful redevelopment of Khalifa International Stadium in 2017 and the inauguration of Al Janoub Stadium in 2019.

The stadium's completion will be marked on June 15 with a live programme which celebrates the contribution of frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The show will also discuss the future of sport, mental health, and fan experience in a post-Covid-19 world, the Qatar News Agency reported.

Qatar 2022 stadiums continue to take shape


The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) remains on track to deliver all eight stadiums for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 well ahead of schedule.

Khalifa International Stadium was the first tournament venue to open following an extensive redevelopment in 2017, while Al Janoub Stadium was the first venue to be built from scratch when it opened in May 2019 in Al Wakrah.

Three more stadiums are set to be completed by the end of 2020, with the Education City Stadium to be officially opened on June 15, 2020; the other two venues are Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor and Al Rayyan Stadium.

The remaining venues will be delivered well in advance of the tournament, which will kick off on November 21, 2022.

Here are the latest updates from each Qatar 2022 stadium:


Khalifa International Stadium

—     Following an extensive redevelopment, the stadium re-opened on May 19, 2017, when it hosted the Amir Cup final

—     In 2019, the stadium hosted the IAAF World Athletics Championships, and matches during both the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup and FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019

—     Stadium boasts a strong hosting history, including the 2006 Asian Games, FIFA World Youth Championship Qatar 1995 and Asian Football Confederation competitions


Al Janoub Stadium

—     Stadium opened on May 16, 2019 when it hosted the Amir Cup final

—     In 2019, the stadium hosted a few 24th Arabian Gulf Cup matches


Education City Stadium

—     Third tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022

—     Stadium completion to be officially announced on June 15, 2020

—     Building works completed

—     Installation of stadium envelope, seats, arch finishes and roof structure completed

—     Mechanical, engineering and plumbing works completed

—     Testing and commissioning almost complete


Al Rayyan Stadium

—     Installation of roof standing seam/roof membrane and windscreen completed

—     Gym equipment installed within precinct

—     Mechanical, engineering and plumbing works 99 percent complete

—     Internal finishing in progress

—     Installation of external render, curtain wall glazing, fiberglass facade panels, pavers and precinct turf completed

—     Installation of asphalt wearing course complete

—     Precinct training pitch turf is 50 percent complete

—     Qatar Civil Defence testing and commissioning is 91 percent complete


Al Bayt Stadium

—     Seating installations and finishing works almost complete

—     Inspections from local authorities arranged for stadium, energy centre and precinct areas

—     Testing and commissioning in progress for the stadium and energy centre

—     Mechanical, engineering and plumbing works almost complete


Lusail Stadium

—     Installation of superstructure, precast units and roof compression ring completed

—     De-propping of roof compression ring completed

—     Installation of golden triangular facade is 21 percent complete

—     Mechanical, electrical and plumbing works 52 percent complete

—     Stadium pitch development is 21 percent complete

—     Installation of spectator seats has commenced

—     Interior and exterior works are 40 percent complete

—     Infrastructure works are 45 percent complete


Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

—     All structural foundations are completed

—     Underground utilities are 71 percent complete

—     Fabrication of the steel structure is 95 percent complete and the development of the bowl steel is 50 percent complete

—     Overall container fabrication progress is 97 percent complete

—     The total container scope is 973, of which 949 are completed and delivered to site. 505 containers have already been installed at the stadium


Al Thumama Stadium

—     Roof truss and cabling works completed

—     Roof membrane installation of 680 panels completed

—     Facade membrane installation completed in all 40 bays

—     Bleacher installation completed

—     Installation of seating is 56 percent complete

—     Mechanical, engineering and plumbing works are 73 percent complete

—     Finishing work 53 percent complete

Last updated: June 05 2020 01:14 AM

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