The authority responsible for delivering Qatar’s World Cup stadiums has revealed designs for the Al Thumama Stadium – the sixth proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue.
The stadium has been designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim Jaidah, who is the chief architect of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) and is based on the traditional ‘gahfiya’ headdress.
A contract has already been awarded for the stadium’s construction by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) to a joint venture between Qatar-based contractor Al Jaber Engineering and Turkey’s Tekfen Construction. It was awarded in February.
The stadium is due to hold 40,000 fans during the tournament itself, but will be reduced to a 20,000-seat venue once the tournament is over, with the excess seating donated to a country in need of sporting infrastructure, SC said in its statement.
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