Progress is now visible on the spot where Lusail Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, will seat 80,000 spectators in a venue said to be inspired by Qatari traditions and culture.
Five kilometers of hoarding surround the site of the proposed venue for the tournament final, while site facilities and offices have been finalized, marking the completion of the early works phase.
Lusail Stadium is the sixth stadium currently under construction in Qatar. The early works and site investigation phases have recently been completed at the 10,800,000ft² site, including the installation of site facilities and offices, which will be the home for the Lusail Stadium technical team over the coming years.
“We are very pleased to have initiated a presence on the site, which has a special significance for us all as the proposed host venue for the opening and final matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar,” says Mubarak Al-Khulaifi, SC Project Director at Lusail Stadium. “Following the timely conclusion of the early works phase, we aim to shortly commence enabling works. The scope for this phase will comprise the heavy civil works required to facilitate the construction of the stadium structure.”
The site investigation has provided information about critical aspects of the site such as the quality of the soil and the groundwater levels. These will inform the design for the stadium foundations and substructure. It has also generated information about site levels, and the grading and levelling work required to achieve the finished site profile. The final design for Lusail Stadium will be presented in 2016.
“The concept phase of the stadium design has been completed and approved, opening the way for the schematic phase. For Lusail Stadium we are building a venue which will become an internationally-recognizable landmark. It is worth noting that it is also on the flight path coming in from a number of countries for fans arriving to Hamad International Airport,” adds Al-Khulaifi.
September 17, 2015