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Qatari contractors to build 2022 training sites

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has awarded the contract to build the team training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar to two specialised Qatari companies.

Nakheel Landscapes and Gulf Contracting will work with the SC to deliver the training sites to FIFA specifications by 2019.

All member associations participating in the first ever FIFA World Cup in the Arab World will be provided with team base training camps for their accommodation and training needs during the tournament. Each team base camp will be paired with training sites for the exclusive use of each participating nation.

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.

SC Secretary General H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi said: “Team training sites are an essential part of a successful tournament, and we are dedicated to delivering the best quality training sites for an exceptional experience for the teams participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“Awarding two Qatari companies the contact to build these facilities is a sign of our commitment to encouraging local companies to take part in the first World Cup in the region, leaving a lasting economic legacy for years to come.”

Each training site will consist of two FIFA-compliant, floodlit, natural grass pitches; ancillary facilities and changing rooms; team parking areas and spectator areas for public training sessions. The awarded contracts will complete Qatar’s football training facility infrastructure to the level required for the tournament, with the total number of training sites still to be agreed by FIFA.

Nakheel Landscapes will build all the training site facilities including site infrastructure, FIFA compliant pitches, as well as completing external works and landscaping.

Meanwhile, Gulf Contracting will be in charge of the specialist works for modular, demountable and pre-fabricated buildings to be used as ancillary facilities and changing rooms.

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