The 80,000-seat Lusail Harbor stadium was unveiled at a ceremony in the presence of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani and other dignitaries, including United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Hassan al-Thawadi, president of the organizing body of the World Cup, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, described the unveiling as “an important milestone. “
“Every important step is always important for us. The announcement of the stadium design is very, very important … it’s also the last stage, “said Hassan al-Thawadi
Lusail Stadium is the eighth and final stadium of the Qatar World Cup. Designed by British architects Foster and Partners, the stadium would draw inspiration from Arab craftsmanship.
It is located near the site of the former home of the founder of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Bin Thani al-Thani.
This stadium is one of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken by Qatar, which is in full transformation for the World Cup.
Construction work, in the form of a joint Qatari / China project, is expected to be completed in 2020.
The inauguration of Lusail comes as the world governing body of FIFA, FIFA, is still considering the possibility of extending the tournament from 32 to 48 teams.