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SZ-made facilities installed at FIFA Cup stadium

Writer: Zhang Yu, Fu Yao  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-08-23

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to kick off in Qatar on Nov. 21, with all stadiums within driving distance from each other. At Al Rayyan Stadium, one of the eight World Cup stadiums, Shenzhen-made sports facilities will accompany cheerful fans throughout intense games, Shenzhen Evening News reported.

Shenzhen-made sports facilities will accompany cheerful fans at Al Rayyan Stadium during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 

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In February 2021, Shenzhen firm Avant Sports Industrial Co. Ltd. inked the deal for the grandstand system at Al Rayyan Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The grandstand system was designed with the concept of sustainability. After the World Cup, almost half of the stadium’s 40,000 modular seats will be removed and donated to soccer development projects abroad.

The movable grandstand system can be adopted by prefabricating in the factory and hoisted on site, which will incur nearly zero labor costs.

All the seats are pre-assembled, so they are convenient and economical to assemble and remove from the stadium in the future. Due to Qatar’s climate, the system is also made with materials resistant to heat, corrosion and ultraviolet rays.

Under outdoor conditions, the grandstand system’s expected service life is over 10 years.

China elements also shine at the Lusail Stadium, a newly built stadium which will serve as the flagship venue and host 10 games during the World Cup.

In November 2016, China Railway Construction Corporation (International) Ltd. signed the Lusail Stadium project, marking the first time for a Chinese company to be contracted for the main stadium project of the World Cup.

The venue, with a total construction area of 190,000 square meters, can accommodate more than 92,000 spectators, and the total amount of steel used is equivalent to three Eiffel Towers.

Among the eight stadiums hosting the World Cup matches, four are within the city of Doha and three are about 10 kilometers away from the city’s suburbs, within a 30-minute drive from the city center. The farthest is Bait Stadium, which is about 50 kilometers from the center of Doha.