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Appreciate your quick respond and action
 

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Thanks Waqif_2012

Here is some updates as well on Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium posted by Alrayyan

Al-Rayyan Stadium demolition/reconstruction

 

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The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has announced the beginning of the deconstruction works on Al Rayyan Stadium, located in Umm Al Afai – on the western edge of Al Rayyan Municipality – in preparation for the construction of a new 40,000-seater stadium, as Qatar continues to make progress on the delivery of its stadium plans for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The beginning of works on this project and other World Cup projects reflects the commitment of Qatar to host this tournament and its eagerness to organise one of the best tournaments in the history of the World Cup, said HE the Minister of Youth and Sport, Salah Bin Ghanim Al Ali.

The new Al Rayyan Stadium will be an important addition to the sport infrastructure in the State of Qatar. Besides hosting a number of World Cup matches, it will play a pivotal role in the development of sport in Al Rayyan. The new facilities will encourage healthy and active lifestyles and enable Al Rayyan to host local and international sport competitions.

Our vision for the first ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East is continuing to take shape on the ground with deconstruction beginning on Al Rayyan Stadium. With work underway in different stages on five stadiums, Qatar is continuing to make progress in stadium delivery,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).









The stadium will be complete in the first quarter of 2019 and have an approximate capacity of 43,000. Following the tournament, a modular upper tier will be disassembled and used to build football facilities in developing countries that lack sporting infrastructure, in coordination with FIFA, reducing the stadium’s capacity to 20,000.

Full details and the final design will be released on 17/12/2014.


Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium - Al Rayyan.


Five Stadiums

With deconstruction beginning on Al Rayyan, work is now underway in different stages on five proposed Host Venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

Construction or refurbishment works are already underway at a further four proposed Host Venues, including enabling works at Al Wakrah Stadium and Qatar Foundation Stadium, early works at Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City, and main contractor works at Khalifa International Stadium.

Construction on Al Wakrah and Al Bayt – Al Khor City Stadiums is set to be complete in 2018.


Al Wakrah Staduim.


Al Bayt Stadium - Al Khor.

At Khalifa International Stadium, main contractor works, including the addition of a new roof and cooling technology; and increasing seating capacity to 45,000, has begun. A joint venture between Midmac Contracting anda subsidiary of the Belgian Besix Group, Six Construct,is overseeing the work. Dar Al Handasah and Projecs are the Design Consultant and Project Manager of Khalifa International Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City, respectively. ASPIRE Zone Foundation is the delivery organisation of both.


Khalifa Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Qatar Foundation Stadium at Education City is in the Detailed Design Development phase. The main contractor tendering process is currently underway and an announcement will be made upon its completion. The design consultant is RFA Fenwick, while the project management is being undertaken by ASTAD. Qatar Foundation is the delivery organisation.




Education City Stadium - Qatar Foundation

All proposed stadiums and training sites will be cooled to an optimal 22 degrees Celsius. The cooling technology was tested this summer at cooled, open-air fan zones at Katara Beach (Doha) and at theAspire Zone Foundation. Thousands of people attended to watch games across 10 nights from the round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil through to the final, with temperatures on average 12 degrees Celsius lower inside the fan zones. Cooling technology that will be in place in each of the proposed host venues will allow football to be played in comfortable conditions throughout the year in Qatar.




2014 Fan Zone - Katara Beach.




2014 Fan Zone At Aspire Zone.
 

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From the sounds of it the risk of the super heat is lower now that we know it is very possible to use this sort of technology in places like Qatar.
 

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About the stadium in Al Rayyan (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium), the initial plan was to have the existing stadium retained and the temporary upper tier built above it. Now, because of a recent change of plans, the existing stadium is only being torn down and rebuilt anew to allow for better accommodation of the temporary upper tier.
 
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I get the sense that they are just going to build as fast as possible as a means of avoiding any fall out.
 

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I get the sense that they are just going to build as fast as possible as a means of avoiding any fall out.
Well, and so it will become more difficult for FIFA to take it away from them becuz they will sue FIFA to compensate for the construction costs. And it would probably bankrupt FIFA to try and compensate them.
 

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Entire FIFA World Cup in One City? It is Possible...

While FIFA never allows the host country of the Association Football World Cup to have more than two stadiums per city, they have made quite a exception for Qatar. It is said that the furthest host venue may be just 30km from Doha.

In the spring of 2013, FIFA agreed to cut back the number of host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup from 12 to between 8 and 10. The final number and location of host venues is to be established by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SCDL) by the end of 2014. In March of 2015, FIFA is to evaluate the proposal and establish the tournament's stadiums. This week, two new positions joined the 12 that were already submitted. One would replace the existing ?Qatar Sports Club Stadium, and one will be built at the new Hamad International Airport.

IMO, If I was literally gonna have the entire FIFA World Cup be in one city/metropolitan area, I wouldn't even let one district/borough/suburb have more than one stadium.

http://stadiumdb.com/news/2014/11/qatar_2022_entire_world_cup_in_one_city_its_possible
 

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I am realy looking forward to this one. Should become one great big party there.
 

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/sepp-blatter-leak-isis-supporting-qatar-will-be-stripped-2022-world-cup-1474072

Fifa President Sepp Blatter has reportedly told football executives that Qatar will be stripped of the 2022 World Cup.

The head of football's governing body allegedly told members of the Norwegian FA that "the 2022 World Cup won't take place in Qatar" at a dinner last month.

German newspaper Der Speigel claims the Norwegian FA has neither confirmed nor denied Blatter's comments, which come after a number of Fifa members suggested moving the World Cup away from the summer months, when temperatures in Qatar reach potentially dangerous highs.

Der Spiegel's source also claimed the 78-year-old called Qatar's rulers "arrogant" and said that "they think they're allowed to do anything with their money." He also allegedly rebuked the Qatari Sheikhs for backing terror group Isis.

Controversy has raged since the showpiece tournament was awarded to Qatar in 2010, with calls being made to publish voters' ballots.

In response to the claims, a Fifa spokesperson told IBTimes UK the claims in Der Spiegel were "unfounded."

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^^If this is true, then Qatar is screwed...
 

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^^Not at all


2 hours after publishing this article the same writer publish the opposite after being denied by FIFA.


http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/sepp-blatter-leak-fifa-adamant-2022-world-cup-happening-qatar-nowhere-else-1474086

Sepp Blatter Leak: Fifa Adamant 2022 World Cup Happening in Qatar and Nowhere Else

Fifa has denied Qatar will be stripped of the 2022 World Cup following reports that claimed Sepp Blatter said this would happen to members of the Norwegian FA.

German newspaper Der Spiegel reported that Fifa president Blatter allegedly told members of the Norwegian FA that "the 2022 World Cup won't take place in Qatar" during a dinner held in October.

The newspaper added that the 78-year-old called Qatar's rulers "arrogant" and said that "they think they're allowed to do anything with their money". Blatter allegedly rebuked the Qatari Sheikhs for backing terror group Isis (Islamic State).

A Fifa spokesperson has denied that Blatter made the comments and reaffirmed Qatar will host the showpiece international football tournament.
 

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Well, if this turns out to be untrue, perhaps the reports if north korean slave labor will be enough to strip Qatar of the cup.
 

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Have they started building stadiums yet?

And I dont get it, surely the solution is to just build a dome stadiums and close it off and AC.

NFL teams in US does it all the time. Surely Qatar can afford to build em. Why does it need to take place outside? Surely FIFA can bend that rule for money-err honest lobbying.
 
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