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2022 Qatar World Cup training sites to be ready next year

The training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are on track for completion by the end of 2019, the Supreme Committee (SC) for Delivery and Legacy announced.
The Committee which is responsible for delivering the infrastructure requirement for the tournament is monitoring the development of training sites at various locations across the country.

The Training Sites Manager at the SC, Eng. Ahmed Al-Obaidly, has expressed satisfaction with the progress made till date.

Considerable progress has been made in delivering state-of-the-art training facilities for all teams participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with several facilities set to be ready this year. Completion of all construction would be towards end of 2019, he remarked.

Al-Obaidly further said that the longest distance between stadiums is just 55kms, so the teams will benefit from short travel times in 2022. It will take just two flights one for arrival and one for departure, unlike during previous tournaments when journeys took longer hours.

The ultimate goal is to build facilities that not just benefits the teams and players, but offers opportunities for communities after the tournament, he pointed out.

Two Qatari Companies, Nakheel Landscapes and Gulf Contracting were provided the contract in 2017 to deliver the sites and to ensure that they are FIFA compliant. While Nakheel was responsible for building the pitches, landscaping and associated external works, Gulf Contracting had to deliver the pre-fabricated buildings.

The training sites would be used by the teams that qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup, each of which will feature two floodlit, natural grass football pitches. Every site will include pre-fabricated modular building that houses ancillary team facilities like conference and changing rooms. The parking areas would be delivered too, along with spectator areas for public training sessions.

Once the tournament is complete, the areas would be turned into public sport facilities.

Posted on 13/6/2018

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