The 2022 FIFA World Cup is currently ongoing in Qatar. Since the World Cup kick-started on November 20th, there have been a lot of predictions on who is going to win the World Cup trophy. And the team that is likely to produce the top goal scorer for this tournament.
To enjoy a comfortable playing experience, the Qatari government has put in place a number of infrastructure to support the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The infrastructure is meant to provide a comfortable playing ambience. Also a good environment for both the players on the pitch and the spectators that are well seated to watch their favorite teams.
Ahead, we have put together the list of infrastructure. The Qatari government has provided to support the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022. From the new Doha airport to major stadiums across the country. Here is a list of Qatar’s biggest infrastructure projects designed and implemented by the Qatari government:
Al Bayt Stadium (Al Khor Stadium)
The is one of the best football pitches to be built by the Qatari government to host matches during the ongoing FIFA 2022 World Cup. The Al Bayt stadium has a capacity of over 60,000 seats with an area secluded or reserved for VIP spectators. Among other things, the government has partnered with FIFA to ensure that every facility at the stadium has been upgraded to accommodate or support the game of football.
For instance, before the commencement of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, the government awarded a contract to an independent contractor for the installation of a centralized air-conditioning system to ensure that the atmospheric temperature within the pitch is put under control to enable both players and spectators enjoy a pleasurable viewing experience while a match is ongoing.
The stadium has been designated as one of the stadiums to host a semi-final match. Other features that make this stadium attractive are a shopping mall, a car park, as well as a hospital, all of which are inside the stadium.
Lusail City is home to one of the stadiums that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It is the second largest city in the country with plans to construct a stadium. That will accommodate over 200,000 spectators at once. The Qatari government has implemented a lot of measures to ensure that the traffic situation in the city.
Is not as chaotic as it used to be whenever a major event is taking place in the city. The city boasts of a number of attraction centres, including shopping malls and tourist centres. Where foreigners or football fans travelling in from other countries can feed their eyes whenever they are not in the stadium watching their favourite team play.
Al Wakrah Stadium
The Al Wakrah Stadium is another stadium that has been designated to host the FIFA World Cup matches. The 40,000 seating capacity stadium has been proposed to be the home of Al Wakrah Sports Club in the future. The stadium is surrounded by over 560,000 square meters with a legacy precinct. It also has a community hub as well as a new sports centre.
Before the commencement of the ongoing World Cup, the Qatari government awarded a contract for the refurbishment of the stadium facility to make the stadium standard and comply with other international stadiums from across the world. If you are a football fan. You may want to look out for matches between Argentina and Saudi Arabia or Morocco and Poland.
Hamad International Airport (HIA)
Covering a land area of over 22 sqm, the Hamad International Airport is a great travel point for those coming into Qatar to watch their favorite teams play. The airport has all the facilities to support international travel as well as travel within the country. In preparation to organise a seamless World Cup tournament.
the Qatari government ensured that all the facilities at the airport. Including instrument landing systems that will aid the safe landing of aircraft are upgraded to perform at optimal level. The first phase of the airport started in 2014 with plans to expand the operational base in the future. This airport replaces Doha international airport, meaning it is the major airport in the country as of today.
Khalifa International Stadium
Khalifa International Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the country. It boasts of over 60,000 seats to accommodate both local and foreign spectators. In the ongoing FIFA 2018 World Cup, the khalifa international Stadium is one of the stadiums.That will be used to play group matches and some of the matches. That have been scheduled in the knockout stage.
The Qatari government ensured that they provided an innovative cooling technology to control the temperature to around 26 degrees Celsius. This is so that both players and spectators can be comfortable.
Qatar Foundation Stadium
The Qatar Foundation Stadium is located in Education City, a place reputed for education, science, and technology development. During the FIFA 2022 World Cup, this Stadium has been scheduled to host a number of matches. Including matches in the knockout stages.
Msheireb Downtown Doha
The Msheireb Downtown Doha is meant to recreate and preserve the historical value of Doha. It is a project the Qatari government conceived even before the FIFA World Cup. The project is being developed by Msheireb Properties at a cost of $5.5bn. The Msheireb Downtown Doha features townhouses, office spaces, hotels, museums, as well as retail and leisure facilities.
Doha Expressway System
The Doha Expressway project was conceived to provide vital transport logistics to both foreigners and locals during the World Cup and beyond. It is a major connecting point between cities, villages, and towns. With high quality highways as well as other ancillary routes for road users.
Al Rayyan Stadium
Al Rayyan Stadium is a 40,000 capacity stadium that has been remodeled by the Qatari government. And now accommodate matches at the ongoing FIFA World Cup. The stadium has a medical center, restaurants, and various sporting facilities. The stadium also has a mall where football fans can hob into to purchase necessities.