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Education City Stadium

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Education City Stadium (Arabic: استاد المدينة التعليمية‎), is a proposed football stadium which will be built in Al Rayyan, Qatar, in time for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup. Education City Stadium takes the form of a jagged diamond, glittering by day and glowing by night. The 45,350-seat[1] stadium will be located in the midst of several university campuses at the Qatar Foundation's Education City, easily accessible for fans both in Qatar and in neighboring Bahrain, which will be only 51 minutes away from the stadium by high-speed rail. Following the FIFA World Cup, the stadium will retain 25,000 seats for use by university athletic teams.

Education City Stadium
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An artist's impression of the venue's interior during the 2022 FIFA World Cup
LocationEducation City, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Coordinates25°18′39″N 51°25′28″E / 25.310822°N 51.424418°E / 25.310822; 51.424418
Capacity45,350
(planned)
Construction
Broke ground2016
Opened18 December 2019 (projected)
ArchitectFenwick-Iribarren Architects Pattern Architects
Project managerASTAD
Structural engineerBuro Happold Engineering
Main contractorsJoannou & Paraskevaides and CONSPEL QATAR

ConstructionEdit

With 20 percent of its building materials identified as green, the stadium is among the world's most environmentally sustainable stadiums. In May 2019, Education City Stadium received five-star GSAS rating.[2]

The Design and Build Contractor is JPAC JV, who appointed Pattern as the lead design architect and BuroHappold for engineering design.[3]

2019 FIFA Club World CupEdit

On 30 September 2019, FIFA announced 40,000-seater Education City Stadium as the host of the third-place play-off and final at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019.[4] The stadium will also host Liverpool F.C.’s opener in the competition.[5]

2022 FIFA World CupEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Qatar Foundation Stadium: An amazing experience for fans & a bright future for football
  2. ^ "Education City Stadium...Jewel of the Desert". Gulf Times.
  3. ^ "Education City Stadium Design". Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. 2018-07-09. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  4. ^ "Education City Stadium to host FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ final". FIFA. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Qatar 2022 World Cup venue to host Liverpool games at Club World Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 September 2019.