By Staff writer
Training sites will be completed by Nakheel Landscapes by 2019 as per FIFA standards
Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has awarded the contract to build the team training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to two specialised local companies, it said on Monday.
Nakheel Landscapes will build all the training site facilities including site infrastructure, FIFA compliant pitches, and complete external works and landscaping, while Gulf Contracting will be in-charge of the specialist works for modular, demountable and pre-fabricated buildings that will be used as ancillary facilities and changing rooms. The training sites will be delivered by 2019.
According to the supreme committee, all member associations participating in the World Cup will be provided with team base training camps for their accommodation and training needs during the tournament.
Each team base camp, located close to Aspire Zone, Qatar University, Doha Gulf Course, Al Sailiya and the West Bay area, will be paired with training sites for the exclusive use of each participating nation.
Supreme Committee secretary-general 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 of the training sites 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.