Education City World Cup stadium to leave 'legacy'

Qatar Foundation says venue will become community hub

Education City stadium render.
Education City stadium render.

Qatar Foundation (QF) has said that the World Cup stadium in Education City will leave a lasting legacy.

The 45,350-seat stadium will be located in the midst of several university campuses at Education City, easily accessible for fans both in Qatar and Bahrain, which will be a short journey away by high-speed rail.

In its monthly publication, QF said: “….The stadium is more than simply an impressive venue for this major tournament – it provides a world-class state-of-the-art facility that the QF community will be able to use for generations to come.

“Positioned alongside QF’s forthcoming Western Green Spine, the stadium complex will feature classrooms and meeting rooms, as well as an Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, a climbing wall, and more – making it the best utilised major sporting venue in the region.”

Following the FIFA World Cup in 2022, the stadium will retain 25,000 seats for use by university athletic teams.

“As part of the project’s sustainable commitment, the upper tier will be removed after the 2022 FIFA World Cup concludes to provide additional space for public sporting and recreational activities,” said QF.

“Rooftop solar panels will create clean energy that will reduce any carbon emissions produced, with any extra power produced being fed back into Qatar’s national grid system.”

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