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Khalifa International Stadium
Doha, Qatar

Established 1976 and named after Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.
Main stadium of 2006 Asian Games and 2011 Pan Arab Games.
Host venue for the 2004 Gulf Cup of Nations, 2011 AFC Asian Cup, and 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Originally with a 20,000 capacity, expanded to a 50,000 capacity in 2005.


 
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does anyone have any info on what's happening to this stadium for the world cup in 2022?
 

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The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body responsible for building the stadiums and infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, and the Aspire Zone Foundation have unveiled the renovated design for Khalifa International Stadium, the third proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.

The redevelopment includes revamping the venue to include a seating capacity of 40,000 during the tournament in order to be compliant with FIFA’s stadium requirements for hosting group, round of 16 and quarter-final matches. Additionally, innovative cooling technology will be incorporated to ensure an optimal playing temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and provide a comfortable viewing environment for fans and players.
www.sc.qa/en/about/news/khalifa-stadium-design-launch-qatar
 

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Al-Rayyan - Khalifa International Stadium (40,000) - 2022 FIFA WC

The Aspire Zone Foundation, one the SC’s stakeholders, is leading the renovation of Khalifa International Stadium. The stadium will feature 40,000 seats for spectators in 2022, along with a number of upgraded facilities. Projacs serves as the project manager, and Dar Al-Handasah is the design consultant.

New facilities at the stadium will include the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, which will celebrate Qatar’s culture of sport and the global sports heritage represented by the Olympic Games. The museum, one of 22 members of the Olympic Museum Network, will feature interactive exhibits alongside historical objects, guaranteeing a wide audience and further cementing Qatar’s position as a centre of sporting excellence in the Middle East.
























http://www.sc.qa/en/stadiums/khalifa-international-stadium
 

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StadiumDB.com noted that the Khalifa International Stadium will be the first venue of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to open its doors, in Autumn of 2016, six years before the tournament is held.

The new roof of the Khalifa International Stadium is held in place by two arches. The membrane fabric is ordered in the United States and is assembled in Mexico, and the cables supporting it are made in Germany.
 

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Migrant workers on Khalifa International Stadium and the surrounding Aspire Zone, one of the main venues for the 2022 World Cup, have been subjected to a range of exploitative practices. This includes high recruitment fees for which many took out loans; false promises about the pay and type of work on offer; passport confiscation; dirty and cramped accommodation; and threats for complaining about their conditions. Some were subjected to forced labour.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde22/3548/2016/en/

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of every worker on FIFA World Cup™ projects. We have maintained a constructive working relationship with labour organisations, including Amnesty International, to achieve these goals. However, the tone of Amnesty International’s latest assertions paint a misleading picture and do nothing to contribute to our efforts.

Amnesty International’s investigation was limited to just four companies out of more than 40 currently engaged on Khalifa International Stadium – Eversendai, Seven Hills, Blue Bay and Nakheel Landscapes. The conditions reported were not representative of the entire work force on Khalifa.

We acknowledge that Amnesty identified challenges in worker conditions existing during early 2015. But as the result of the Supreme Committee’s continued enforcement and monitoring efforts, many of the issues raised had been addressed by June of 2015, months before the publication of Amnesty’s report.

In June 2015 – seven months before Amnesty contacted us – Nakheel Landscapes had undergone a comprehensive rectification process, and are one of the most compliant companies on site. Eversendai, although having gone through a significant rectification process, have been banned from subsequent FIFA World Cup™ projects until they can demonstrate sustainable improvements.

Seven Hills and Blue Bay have not worked on FIFA World Cup™ Projects since June 2015 and are no longer eligible to work on future projects, until they demonstrate they are compliant with our Workers’ Welfare Standards.

Amnesty has acknowledged the SC’s Workers’ Welfare Standards work. We have always maintained this FIFA World Cup™ will act as a catalyst for change – it will not be built on the back of exploited workers. We wholly reject any notion that Qatar is unfit to host the FIFA World Cup™.
www.sc.qa/en/news/statement-on-behalf-of-the-sc
 
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