Published on : Nov 26, 2014
The design for renovation of the Khalifa International Stadium will soon be unveiled by the organization that is responsible for building the infrastructure and stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. The main construction work on the stadium is being looked into by two prominent construction companies. The joint venture is between Six Construct and Midmac Contracting. Six Construct is a subsidiary of the Belgian Besix Group. The project manager of this construction project is Projacs, and the design consultant is Dar Al Handasah.
The Aspire Zone Foundation, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy have published the design of this construction project. The renovation and revamping of the stadium would include the creation of a seating capacity of 40000 during tournaments. This will be in accordance with the requirements of FIFA stadium. Furthermore, a cooling technology will be created in order to ensure a comfortable environment for viewing, and also for creating a suitable playing temperature of 26 degrees Celsius. This new technology was tried and tested in Doha, in an open-air fan area during the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The temperature was brought down by almost 12 degree Celsius by the fan zones, and this was tried by more than 15000 persons.
The Khalifa International Stadium was established in the year 1976, and it was renovated in 2006 for the Asian Games. This stadium will undergo elaborate revamping which is likely to include a new structure in the east wing, and a single roof in order to cover the entire seating area of the stadium.
In addition to these, the stadium will also have a museum that will include historic sport collections, and other interactive articles and exhibits.