05 May 2018 – 0:37
Doha: The renovation of Khalifa International Stadium has transformed the iconic venue into one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world.
The Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certified stadium has LED lighting, digital floodlights and air-conditioning technology that will provide optimal conditions for athletes, spectators, officials and media.
Working with bespoke light and stage designers will allow fully integrated state of the art video screens and stage designs, bringing the wonderful Doha landmarks to the Khalifa Stadium, creating never seen before scenery for the medal ceremonies and the competition.
The stadium, which lies at the heart of Doha’s world-renowned sporting centre, the Aspire Park, was fully and successfully tested during the the Emir Cup Final in 2017 and will be utilised further ahead of the World Championships with the 2019 Doha Diamond League and the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships, which will be the official test event for the World Championships.
When the world’s best athletes take the global stage at the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019, it will be on a Mondotrack WS surface. For the first time-ever, the colour of the track will be pink. This new aspect as enabled Mondo to personalise its prefabricated surface to match the look and feel of the event, whilst assuring its traditional uniform biomechanical response all over the track surface.
Commenting on behalf of Mondo Sport & Flooring, Maurizio Stroppiana said: “In January 2018, we completed the installation of our Mondotrack for the main and warm-up tracks at Khalifa International Stadium. We are proud to be part of the transformation of the biggest Stadium in Qatar, contributing to its improvement with our track surface.”
“Further to the innovative look and feel of the colour, the surface is Greenguard Gold, certified for its low VOC emissions. We believe Mondotrack WS will contribute to the look, to the performances and to the sustainability of the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019,” Stropplana said.