Post-tournament sites and asset use
Objective: Facilitate the development of FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadiums, training sites and assets for long-term community and business use.
Although Qatar has been implementing an ambitious construction programme in the lead up to the tournament, much of the infrastructure that will be used during the tournament for accommodation and transportation, had already been planned before Qatar won the right to host the FIFA World Cup 2022™. This includes major projects such as the Doha Metro, expressways, the new Hamad International Airport and its expansion, and a wide range of convention centres and hotels.
Despite this, the renovation and/ or construction of at least eight stadiums in and around Doha has represented one of the largest infrastructure construction projects in the country. Enabling adequate long-term community use for each of these assets will be at the heart of the economic and community legacy of the FIFA World Cup 2022™.
Under its National Development Strategy, Qatar seeks to promote the sports and culture sectors as streams for national revenues to support the economic diversification objectives of Qatar. This includes identification of investment opportunities relating to FIFA World Cup 2022™ sports facilities and strengthening the role of the private sector in seizing these opportunities.