40% of structural works are already delivered at the tent-inspired Al Bayt Stadium, with the temporary seating growing behind what will be the north goal by late 2018.
You've known it as the tent-inspired stadium, second largest of all the planned 2022 World Cup stadia. A few days ago we also learned about its final seating layout. And first portion of the seating is indeed being installed already.
The SC Project Manager for Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City, Engineer Mohemed Ahmed, added: “Recently the site team began installation of the first fix of approximately 2,500 seats at the north stand of the 60,000-seat stadium.”
Aspire Zone Foundation Project Director for Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City Dr. Nasser Al-Hajeri, said: “Work on the site is progressing on schedule, with 40% of stadium structural work and 25% of the construction work for the surrounding precinct already completed.
“The area around the stadium will include facilities for the community and green areas. There are currently 3,000 construction workers on site, and workers’ welfare continues to be a top priority as we advance with construction on this unique stadium which will leave a tangible legacy for the community after the tournament.”
The stadium is now the most advanced of all newly-constructed stadia of the 2022 World Cup. The north end already has parts of the temporary uppermost tier in place. Following the FIFA tournament it's expected that under 30,000 seats will be donated to developing countries, reducing the legacy size of Al Bayt Stadium to 32,000.
The upper concourse of the stadium will then be converted into a hotel. A shopping centre and a branch of Aspetar, the leading sports medicine facility, will also be incorporated into the structure.