Construction on Qatar’s largest World Cup stadium to begin this year
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organizers have invited contractors to bid on Lusail stadium, which will host the final match of the tournament.
The facility will also host the opening ceremony of the games.
According to business publication MEED, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SCDL) has asked for work to begin this December and set a maximum bid price of QR2.8 billion (US$769 million).
Last March, the SCDL – which is overseeing construction of Qatar’s World Cup stadiums and training facilities – announced that British architectural firm Foster + Partners had won the bid to design the venue, which will have a capacity of 80,000 people.
Of the eight proposed World Cup stadiums so far, five are currently under construction. But Lusail and two other locations are still in the very preliminary stages.
All are supposed to be done by 2020, organizers have previously said.