THE Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) awarded the contract to build team-training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatari companies Nakheel Landscapes and Gulf Contracting.
They are expected to deliver the sites as per FIFA specifications by 2019.
All teams participating at the World Cup will be provided with base camps for their accommodation and training needs during the tournament. The camps will be paired with training sites for the exclusive use of participating nations.
Some of the chosen locations include the vicinities of Aspire Zone, Qatar University, Doha Golf Course, Al Sailiya and the West Bay area, with public sports grounds and parks included in the legacy planning for the facilities.
Each training site will consist of two FIFA-compliant floodlit, grass pitches, ancillary facilities and changing rooms, team parking areas and spectator areas for public training sessions.
SC Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi said, “Team training sites are an essential part of a successful tournament and we’re dedicated to delivering the best-quality facilities for an exceptional experience for the countries participating at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“Awarding two Qatari companies the contract to build the facilities is a sign of our commitment to encourage local firms to take part in the first World Cup in the region, leaving a lasting economic legacy for years to come.”
SC Technical Delivery Office Vice-Chairman Yasir Al Jamal said, “We’re delighted to begin work on this exciting project.
“Our goal is to offer the visiting teams ideal conditions so that they can be at their best level during the tournament while also building facilities which’ll have a lasting legacy for the local community.”