More than 40,000 football fans from all over Qatar have attended the matches shown at Khalifa International Stadium Fan Zone, organised by Aspire Zone Foundation in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, since its opening on June 15.
Crucial matches between Brazil and Serbia, Argentina and Nigeria in addition to Tunisia and Panama, saw the highest number of attendees during the second week of the tournament, as the Fan Zone welcomed locals and expatriates.
During the second week, the Fan Zone also attracted a number of dignitaries, including Sheikh Tamim bin Mohammed al-Thani, vice president of Umm Salal Sports Club, Hans-Udo Muzel, ambassador of Germany, Salah al-Salhi, the ambassador of Tunisia and Oreste Del Rio Sandoval, ambassador of Panama.
Sheikh Tamim said: “I’d like to extend my thanks to the organising committee for the great efforts they put in to make the Khalifa International Stadium a big success, as testified by the large number of attendees on a daily basis, which makes it one of the most fun places in Qatar to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches.”
Fans celebrate a special moment at one of the matches
Muzel said: “I’d like to extend my thanks to Aspire Zone Foundation for organising this great Fan Zone in Khalifa International Stadium.
It’s great to see so many people here watching and enjoying football, because sport brings people together. I look forward to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.”
Aspire Zone Foundation has also launched the ‘Aspire Fan Zone Photography Competition’ that will see amateur and professional photographers in Qatar compete for their chance to win valuable prizes.
The competition will run until the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia tournament.
Entrants can compete by posting their photos on Instagram under the hashtag #AspireFanZone.
Winners will receive valuable prizes from the Khalifa International Stadium Fan Zone’s sponsors and organisers, including a chance to enjoy the tournament’s final matches from one of the Majlis seats free of charge.
One of the Fan Zone’s key features is the capacity to host thousands of football fans daily.
Due to the growing number of fans attending, Aspire Zone Foundation has extended the number of spectator seats to more than 5,000 seats for football fans, organised in a variety of options.
Fans looking to watch the knockout stage from yesterday till July 14 by purchasing tickets worth QR1,500 and the tickets for the final on June 15 will be QR 2,000. Fans can also choose from 24 Majlis with authentic designs inspired by Qatari culture, at an updated cost of QR650 each from June 30 until July 14 and a cost of QR1,000 on the final day of the tournament. Elsewhere, fans can enjoy the matches from Khalifa International Stadium’s spectator stands free of charge.
Tickets are sold through the Q-tickets website and mobile application. A ticket booth will also be set up at the main entrance of the Fan Zone at Khalifa International Stadium.
Prices may vary depending on the match and seating options.
Fans who buy tickets will be automatically enrolled in a raffle draw for a chance to win a valuable car from one of the event’s sponsors.
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