The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) marked Qatar National Sports Day 2020 by opening three public parks.
The parks are located at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium and the former Al Ersal Station training sites cluster, which is located in Onaiza, near West Bay. Each park features tennis and basketball courts, children’s play areas, jogging and cycling tracks, open spaces and workout equipment.
Opening the parks illustrates Qatar’s legacy commitment to harness the power of hosting the FIFA World Cup™ to inspire health and fitness throughout the population.
SC Secretary General H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, said: “We are proud to open three public parks on our country’s National Sports Day. These facilities will boost local communities by providing open spaces for a vast range of leisure activities. We are pleased to be showcasing the legacy of Qatar 2022 almost three years before the tournament kicks off.
Al Bayt Park hosted special National Sports Day activities for the Qatar Football Family, including employees from the SC, Qatar Football Association and Qatar Stars League. Meanwhile, members of the local community were invited to enjoy the facilities at Al Janoub Park and Al Ersal Park.
The SC’s Yasir Al Jamal, Chairman, Operations Office, and Vice Chairman of the Technical Delivery Office, said: “These parks showcase our commitment to ensuring the tournament infrastructure we are developing will be utilised by the current population, along with future generations. The opening of these parks follows initial consultations we held with local communities in an effort to develop the facilities they need.”
Al Janoub Stadium became the second tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022 when it opened in May 2019. Al Bayt Stadium, which boasts a capacity of 60,000 and will host matches up to and including the semi-finals stage in 2022, will open later this year. The former Al Ersal Station training sites cluster hosted Saudi Arabian team Al Hilal SFC during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ and will host matches during this year’s Workers’ Cup.
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