The Khalifa International Stadium Fan Zone, organised by Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), attracted more than 70,000 spectators in three weeks since it opened on June 15.
More than 20,000 football fans attended the quarter-finals alone, AZF said in a statement yesterday.
The fan zone gives football lovers the chance to experience the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia from one of the first stadiums set to host the tournament in four years.
The cooling technology installed at the stadium allows fans to enjoy the outdoor setting during Doha’s summer months in convenient temperatures that could go as low as 19C.
The fan zone can house more than 5,000 fans for each game, choosing their preferred seating from a variety of options.
Those looking to watch the games in a private setting can choose from 16 VIP skyboxes at an updated price of QR1,500 each until July 14 and at a cost of QR2,000 on the final day of the tournament on July 15.
Fans of France cheering for the team during the quarter-finals at the Khalifa International Stadium Fan Zone.
Fans can also choose from 24 Majlis areas with authentic designs inspired by Qatari culture, at an updated cost of QR650 each on July 14 and QR1,000 on the final day of the tournament on July 15.
Elsewhere, fans can enjoy the matches from the stadium’s spectator stands free of charge. They can also watch the games on giant screens, which are equipped with state-of-the-art LED lighting technologies.
The fan zone will open its doors again at 8pm tomorrow to broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qatar semi-finals between France and Belgium, and Croatia and England on Wednesday evening. Fans can enter the fan zone through Gate 02 at the stadium.
After the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia final, AZF will hold a raffle draw for ticket holders to win a Kia Cadenza V6 worth QR91,000, which is currently on display near the fan zone’s main entrance.
To enter the draw, fans will need to buy a ticket either online or from the ticket booth set up by the Main Entrance at Gate 02. Ticket holders can enter their name and contact details on each ticket, and drop it in the allocated box near the booth.
This year’s fan zone is sponsored by the SC (main partner) and Ooredoo (main sponsor), as well as Al Attiya Motors and Trading Co, Mannai Trading Co (Cisco), Witr Jewellery, Royal Air Maroc and Pepsi.