About Priava's Technology - Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…read more
Qatar’s FIFA World Cup stadiums to cost US$10 billion
Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium construction costs will amount to between $8 billion to $10 billion, according to Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SCDL) Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi.
Advising that up to US$200 billion is being spent on wider infrastructure required to host the FIFA World Cup, Al Thawadi also advised of improved welfare arrangements for construction workers employed building World Cup infrastructure.
He explained "monitoring enforcement mechanisms are being strengthened on a continuous basis, labour inspector numbers are being increased, site inspections are being increased, and scrutiny of recruitment agencies has been increased.
"However, change will not happen overnight and there are many issues on this matter that require further action, and more can be done."
Jürgen Müller, Head of Planning & Infrastructure and head of FIFA World Cup 2022, said that Qatar's infrastructure and stadium preparation is “well on track.”
Müller explained “everybody knows it’s not only towards 2022, they are working towards longer plans for 2030, so this step is only one step in the bigger picture.”
However, Müller cautioned Qatar against building ‘white elephant’ facilities that could end up dormant once the tournament ends.
Müller stated “don’t build stadiums that (will) not (be) filled by your leagues or your teams. FIFA would like to avoid, by all means, white elephants.”
Qatar’s stadium plans include ‘modular’ designs for parts of the venues to be disassembled and scaled down after the World Cup while the upper tiers are expected to be donated to developing countries that can then build their own football facilities.
SCDL website claims “Qatar will be left with stadiums suitable for clubs in its domestic football league and for other sporting and cultural events.”
Qatar is also expected to use infrastructure used for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the basis for a future bid to host to the Summer Olympics.
Images: Qatar's planned Alrayyan Stadium (top) and Hassan Al Thawadi (below).
24th April 2015 - QATAR REVEALS DETAILS FOR FIFTH FIFA WORLD CUP STADIUM
15th November 2012 - QATAR SPORTS VENUE MASTER PLAN REVEALED AT ASPIRE4SPORT CONGRESS
10th November 2011 - QATAR URGED TO SCRAP AIR CONDITIONING FOR WORLD CUP STADIA
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
With industry leading solutions in design and durability you can improve your facilities with our access control operations, payment systems and flexible personal locker storage solutions. Your…read more
Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…read more
Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…read more
Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry.read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!