10 things you should know about Khalifa International Stadium
1. Khalifa International Stadium is one of the proposed host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
2. The Stadium renovation project reached a major milestone in October 2015 by completing 3.7 million man-hours without Lost Time Accidents.
3. Over 3,200 people work daily at the site of the historic stadium, where the 2011 Asian Cup final was also played.
4. On their first day, workers attend a safety induction and a presentation to remind them of the basic rules and also have further training three times a week.
5. Originally built as a 20,000-seater stadium in 1976, the stadium is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation to meet the FIFA Requirements and Standards for World Cup stadiums.
6. The stadium was converted to 50,000 seats in 2005 and the arch on the eastern side was used as a platform for the launch of fireworks during the 2006 Asian games.
7. Work includes adding a new building to the east wing, and building a single roof to cover the whole seating area.
8. After the renovation, Khalifa International Stadium will seat more than 40,000 spectators.
9. The entire stadium will be completely cooled, including the field of play, all seats and concourses.
10. The redevelopment will allow the stadium to host the group stages, round of 16 and a quarter-final match.