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Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar’s first stadium completed ahead of World Cup 2022 five years before tournament… and it is air conditioned.

The 40,000 Khalifa International Stadium has been open since 1976 but has been extensively renovated for the major competition

QATAR’s first stadium has been completed ahead of the World Cup 2022, five years before the tournament begins – and it is air conditioned.

The 40,000 Khalifa International Stadium has been open since 1976 but has been extensively renovated for the major competition in the middle eastern country.

The Khalifa International Stadium has been renovated to the tune of £70 million

One of the key features is the cooling system at the Doha ground, which was the linchpin of the bid from the country to host football’s biggest tournament, as temperatures soar to 50 degrees.

The ground has been totally re-built to the tune of £70million, with the pitch at a temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and the stands at 24-28 degrees year-round.

‘The Khalifa International’ is the first completed 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar

Able to hold 40,000 spectators, the stadium is done five years ahead of schedule

Able to hold 40,000 spectators, the stadium is done five years ahead of schedule

The secretary general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Hassan Al Thawadi, said: “The completion of our first stadium more than five years before the Qatar World Cup begins is an important milestone.

“It reflects our determination to deliver a tournament the entire Arab world is proud to be a part of.

It is an air conditioned stadium with a special cooling mechanism

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It is an air conditioned stadium with a special cooling mechanism

The stadium will hold the Emir Cup final as soon as this Friday

The stadium will hold the Emir Cup final as soon as this Friday

“As we promised in our bid, our innovative stadiums offer an unrivalled experience to fans and players alike.

“I’m proud we can show these off to the world and welcome fans with the hospitality this World Cup will be remembered for.

The cooling system was at the heart of the Arabian country's bid for the tournament

The cooling system was at the heart of the Arabian country’s bid for the tournament

 

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