Al Rayyan Stadium wins Stadium Design of the Year award
Ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, Al Rayyan Stadium has been awarded the Stadium Design of the Year Award at the 2016 World Stadium Congress in Doha.
Abdulla Al Fehani, Al Rayyan Stadium Project Manager at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, received the award announced by a judging panel that included Stadia Magazine Editor Matt Ross and Tim Brouw, Stadium and Tournament Consultant.
“It is an honour to receive this award on behalf of the Supreme Committee and a reconfirmation of our commitment to excellence in creating innovative designs which incorporate the culture, heritage and needs of the local community,” Al Fehani told www.sc.qa after the award ceremony held on Tuesday evening in Doha.
“The stadium construction is making good progress and we will continue to ensure that the Al Rayyan community is incorporated in all stages of the construction and legacy planning of this stadium, as they have been from the very beginning of this exciting project.
“We are creating not just a sports stadium for one of Qatar’s best supported sides, but also a community hub which will be used on a daily basis by families in this area. We believe that this innovative approach is also encapsulated in the design of this stadium.”
Progress on site at Al Rayyan Stadium is advancing with the club’s new training grounds set for completion to be used for the coming Qatar Stars League season.
The upper tiers of the 40,000 seater stadium will be demounted after the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar in order to retain 20,000 seats in legacy mode. The resulting space will be used by different sports federations.