Qatar marks completion of Education City stadium
June 15 2020 11:12 PM
The Education City Stadium – the third tournament-ready venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, seen yest
The Education City Stadium – the third tournament-ready venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, seen Monday evening. PICTURE: Noushad Thekkayil.

Sports Reporter/Doha

*Third stadium to be completed for Qatar 2022
 *The 40,000-capacity venue is nicknamed ‘Diamond in the Desert’
*The first World Cup stadium to achieve a five-star sustainability rating under the Global Sustainability Assessment System


Marking yet another significant milestone in the build-up towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar Monday announced the completion of Education City Stadium – the third tournament-ready venue for the prestigious global sporting gala.
The stadium’s completion was marked during special programmes on the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) social media platforms.
The highlight of the programmes was a speech by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.




Picture: Jayan Orma

Picture: Noushad Thekkayil

Launching Education City Stadium digitally, and in compliance with the protective measures implemented by Qatar, affirms the SC’s commitment to deliver its projects on schedule – despite the current circumstances. The stadium’s successful completion was dedicated to frontline workers who have worked tirelessly during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Nicknamed the ‘Diamond in the Desert’, the 40,000-capacity venue, located within Qatar Foundation’s Education City, is the first World Cup stadium to achieve a five-star sustainability rating under the Global Sustainability Assessment System.
HE Hassan al-Thawadi, Secretary General of the SC, said: “The completion of Education City Stadium is yet another milestone as we inch ever closer to the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world.
“Launching the stadium now – while the world is overcoming the coronavirus pandemic – shows everyone that there is light at the end of the tunnel and brighter days ahead. We are proud to pay tribute to the frontline workers who remain at the forefront in the battle against Covid-19 and look forward to bringing the world together – at this stadium and others – using the unifying power of football in 2022.”
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, said: “Tonight, we pay a very special tribute to those who suffered, fought and are still fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic and giving us a remarkable example of resilience during such a difficult moment.”
The Khalifa International Stadium and the Al Janoub Stadium are the other two tournament-ready venues already completed for the World Cup.



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