Posted on May 01, 2015

A delegation from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) gave two detailed presentations at the inaugural Coliseum Stadium Conference USA in Orlando, Florida this week. 

Featuring some of the most influential architects and engineers in the US sports industry, the SC took the opportunity to showcase the progress being made on all five stadiums currently under construction – with a special presentation showcasing the legacy of Al Rayyan Stadium, which was launched in Doha last week. Speaking on behalf of the SC, Senior Design Management Engineer Abdulaziz Al-Mawlawi outlined the progress being made with a technical presentation on all five stadiums currently underway, which captivated an audience eager to learn more about the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. 

Abdulla Al-Fehani, Senior Project Engineer, followed up by offering the 200 delegates an in-depth look at Al Rayyan Stadium, focusing on the legacy it would leave behind for the entire community. With representatives from some of the leading companies involved in the design and delivery of some of the most cutting-edge stadia in the USA, the Coliseum Conference offered an opportunity to demonstrate how Qatar is creating new boundaries in the design and delivery of proposed host venues, while ensuring a true legacy is left following the tournament in seven years’ time.

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Speaking after his presentation, Abdulaziz Al-Mawlawi said: "It was important for the international market to know about our progress in the projects we are working on, and to explore potential opportunities. Having these international companies working in partnership with our projects will bring experience and help build on the quality we already have." Explaining the development and delivery of Al Rayyan Stadium was the responsibility of Abdulla Al-Fehani, who was accompanied by the architects and engineers of stadia such as Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Orlando City Soccer Stadium and the new state-of-the-art Atlanta Falcons Stadium.

He said: "It was excellent to speak to so many people involved in similar projects, sharing a glimpse of what Qatar can deliver before, during and after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The fifth stadium, Al-Rayyan Precinct, recently launched by the SC, will leave a great legacy for Al-Rayyan community and Qatar. It is important for the world to recognize legacy is a fundamental cornerstone of Qatar’s World Cup." Following the SC’s presentation, the audience received case studies on the legacy left behind by stadiums used in Orlando, Atlanta, Vancouver and Brazil. The conference also featured presentations from engineers and architects who worked on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.