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Local manufacturers to deliver stadium seating for Qatar World Cup 2022

Organisers of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup have awarded local manufacturing and constructon firm, Coastal Qatar, to deliver the seats for three of the tournament stadiums, Arabian Business reports.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) said in a statement that Coastal Qatar will create the seats from a Doha-based factory that will produce 500 seats a day.

The seats, which will feature at the controversial Zaha Hadid-designed Al Wakrah Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City and Al Rayyan Stadium, will include a “Made in Qatar” label on the back.

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Coastal Qatar will not only supply, but also install and maintain the 140,000 seats for the three stadiums, the statement said.

The first seat ‘Made in Qatar’ will be installed in Al Bayt Stadium in December.

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.

“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,” Hassan Al Thawadi, SC secretary general said.

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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.”

Coastal Qatar has previously worked on projects including Hamad International Airport, Qatar Foundation, Ashghal, Aspire Logistics and Qatar Olympic Committee.
You can also read designMENA’s round up of some of the top Qatar World Cup infrastructure projects here.