Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, which is responsible for delivering the stadia and infrastructure for football’s Fifa World Cup in 2022, has awarded a contract to manufacture seats for three prospective host venues to Coastal Qatar.
The Qatari manufacturing and construction company will produce 500 seats a day to cater for Al Wakrah Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium and Al Rayyan Stadium.
The seats, which Coastal Qatar will install and maintain as well as supply, will feature the ‘Made in Qatar’ message on the back.
The Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah venues are scheduled to have capacities of 40,000, with the Al Bayt facility to seat 60,000.
The Supreme Committee’s secretary general, His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, 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.
“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.”
The first ‘Made in Qatar’ seat will be installed at Al Bayt Stadium in December.