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Old Al Rayyan Stadium floodlights recycled

Floodlights from the deconstructed Al Rayyan stadium have found a new home in the club’s newly-constructed training sites

Floodlights from the deconstructed Al Rayyan stadium have found a new home in the club’s newly-constructed training sites, in line with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) environmental sustainability goal. (image SC website)
Floodlights from the deconstructed Al Rayyan stadium have found a new home in the club’s newly-constructed training sites, in line with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) environmental sustainability goal. (image SC website)

Floodlights from the deconstructed Al Rayyan stadium are being redeployed in line with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) environmental sustainability goal.

While progress on the new Al Rayyan Stadium continues to ensure readiness for the FIFA 2022 tournament, eight floodlights from the deconstructed venue site have found a new home.

Floodlights from the old stadium have made their way to be used at the club’s newly-constructed training sites.

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) environmental sustainability goal has been the key focus of the successful deconstruction of the old Al Rayyan Stadium from its onset.

The the deconstruction of the old Al Rayyan Stadium and its surrounding site was completed in February 2015, with at least 90% of existing materials at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium reused and recycled, the SC reports on its website. \

The new training facilities are presently under construction to allow the club to continue with its operations until the stadium is completed in 2019.

A total of eight floodlights from the deconstructed Al Rayyan Stadium site are being reused in this venture.

Abdulla Al Fehani, SC Al Rayyan project manager, said: “We have taken all the necessary measures to ensure that the original Al Rayyan stadium site has a continuous legacy by reusing these materials in the new stadium and other projects linked to the tournament.

“And the reused floodlights will light the way for Al Rayyan Sports Club, allowing them to prepare for another successful Qatar Stars League season.”

The lights are located next to the main stadium site, and will reach 1,000 lux on the playing field, while standing 35 metres tall.

August 2016 is set to be the handover date for the new training pitches, ensuring that Al Rayyan has purpose-built training facilities even during the construction of the stadium, with facilities built according to club requirements.

The new facility will comprise two sections including an administration building and six pitches with one athletic track, as well as changing rooms for the players.

Included in the team changing room facilities is a press room and player’s recovery unit including ice bath areas, sauna and other related training facilities to ensure maximum care and player performance.

The training pitches are presently reaching final stage with the grass being planted, while excavation works were completed recently on the nearby Al Rayyan Stadium site in readiness for the main contractor starting operations.

About 210,000m³ of excavation works was completed and the material will be reused as part of the main project for the SC’s sustainability commitments.

Al Rayyan Sports Club’s new stadium is set to accommodate 40,000 spectators in tournament mode, with capacity being reduced to 21,000 in legacy mode.

The demountable seats are due to be sent to nations in need of sporting infrastructure.

After the event, the resulting space will be used by different sports federations and the surrounding precinct will include a range of facilities to cater to the needs of the people of Al Rayyan.

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