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Khalifa International Stadium Legacy

Khalifa International Stadium and district already enjoys a long and respected legacy, from inspiring participation in sports to giving local families a lush green parkland to enjoy. So the legacy plan for this stadium and its surroundings is about building on what is already there and benefiting people.

A legacy happening now

The stadium itself is only a part of the Aspire Zone project, which was the cornerstone of the 2006 Asian Games. In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, the whole precinct is designed to drive involvement in sport and healthy lifestyles. Aspetar sports medicine hospital (a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence), Aspire Dome (the world’s largest indoor multipurpose sports hall), Hamad Aquatic Centre, Aspire Park and specialist women’s sports centres are just some of the facilities at Aspire Zone. All this will be easily accessible via the Doha Metro system currently under construction, making it even easier for local communities to enjoy the world-class sporting amenities on their doorstep.

A global impact

The legacy of Aspire Zone will be felt far beyond Doha, Qatar and even the Middle East. One of its most ambitious initiatives is Aspire Academy, a state-of-the-art training and education centre developing world-class athletes. The academy is scouting potential superstars from all over the world, giving priceless opportunities to youngsters who may not otherwise have the chance to express their talents or even benefit from an education. Graduates from Aspire Academy will undoubtedly grace the pitch at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.

In preparing Khalifa International Stadium for the tournament, Aspire Zone Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) are giving Qatar a genuinely world-class arena. With outstanding facilities and first-rate transport connections, this arena can look forward to hosting top-level football fixtures and headline international sporting events for years to come. The 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships are already lined up to take place here, a symbol of this venue’s well-established global reputation.

Of course, the whole renovation is being undertaken in line with the SC’s commitment to sustainability. So one of the most significant aspects of the stadium’s legacy will be to show the world how an existing venue can be transformed into one with eco-friendliness at its core.


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