The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has awarded the contract to manufacture the seats for three of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ proposed host venues to Coastal Qatar, a specialised Qatari manufacturing and construction company.
The seats will be manufactured in a Doha-based state-of-the-art factory that will produce 500 seats a day to cater to three proposed host venues: Al Wakrah Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium - Al Khor City and Al Rayyan Stadium.
As they will be manufactured locally, when fans arrive at these arenas in 2022 they will read “Made in Qatar” on the back of their seats. Coastal Qatar will not only supply, but also install and maintain the 140,000 seats for the three stadiums. The proposed stadiums for Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah will have 40,000 net seating in tournament phase and Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City with 60,000 net seating.
H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Secretary General, said: “We are very proud to announce that these seats for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be made in Qatar. In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, we are continuously working to contribute to the economic growth of the country in terms of manufacturing and a wide variety of other sectors.”
He added: “Creating an impact on Qatar’s economy was a key component in our bid to win the FIFA World Cup hosting rights. By facilitating local contractors and companies to take part in the construction of the infrastructure for the tournament, we are delivering one of our key legacy commitments and ensuring the benefits of the 2022 FIFA World Cup are felt across the country.”