Al Rayyan

India-based Larsen & Toubro’s construction arm and its joint venture partner in Al Balagh Trading & Contracting have secured a $360m contract from Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) to design and build the Al Rayyan Stadium.

The Al Rayyan 40,000-seat stadium has been designed by Ramboll and Pattern and is set to host games at the 2022 FIFA World Cup up to the quarter-finals. Post tournament, it will be the home of Al Rayyan Sports Club.

The project will include construction of the site, upon completion of the enabling works.

L&T Qatar’s chief executive Dr Jens Huckfeldt said: "It is a matter of immense pride for Larsen & Toubro and its joint venture partner Al Balagh to have been given the responsibility to design and build the Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct in preparation of the historic first Middle Eastern FIFA World Cup in 2022."

The stadium will be inspired by local patterns, with the design resembling the sand dunes that surround the traditional desert tents.

SC secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi said: "The impact of this stadium and its surrounding precinct will be felt long before the stadium is finished in 2019, with the recently completed outdoor training pitches set to be used by the current QSL Champions Al Rayyan Club for their upcoming Qatar Stars League season.

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"We are confident that Al Rayyan Stadium will become a landmark for the area and benefit the entire community from now until long after the last ball is kicked in 2022."

The project is expected to be completed in 2019.

Image: The 40,000-seater Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar. Photo: © Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.