This year’s HH the Amir Cup football final between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan will be held at 100% occupancy with the 40,000-seater Al Thumama Stadium set to host the marquee match on October 22. Organisers said all the Covid-19 protocols will be followed strictly during the staging of the high profile match.The inauguration of the Al Thumama Stadium will mark the completion of the sixth FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar venue after Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali and Al Bayt.
The final will also mark the return of normalcy in Qatar since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted sports events in the country last year.
“It would be a great experience for fans and we all are excited for this big match,” Rashid al-Khater, Director of Operations, Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Amir Cup 2021 final, said yesterday at the headquarters of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)
Al-Khater said the demand for the tickets has been massive since it went on sale last month. Roads leading to the Al Thumama stadium will be closed twice, with alternative arrangements ensured. The first closure will be from 2am on October 15 to 2am on October 16 while the second closure will be in effect from 4pm on October 20 till 11:59, October 22.