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World Cup stadium seats to be made in Qatar

The contract to manufacture the seats for three of the 2022 FIFA World Cup host stadia has been awarded to Coastal Qatar, a specialised Qatari manufacturing and construction company.

The seats will be manufactured in a Doha-based state-of-the-art factory that will produce 500 seats a day to cater to three proposed host venues: Al Wakrah Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City and Al Rayyan Stadium.

As they will be manufactured locally, when fans arrive at these arenas in 2022 they will read “Made in Qatar” on the back of their seats.

Coastal Qatar will not only supply, but also install and maintain the 140,000 seats for the three stadiums.

The proposed stadiums for Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah will have 40,000 sets in tournament phase and Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City will have 60,000 seats.

H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Secretary General, said:

We are very proud to announce that these seats for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be made in Qatar. In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, we are continuously working to contribute to the economic growth of the country in terms of manufacturing and a wide variety of other sectors.

Creating an impact on Qatar’s economy was a key component in our bid to win the FIFA World Cup hosting rights. By facilitating local contractors and companies to take part in the construction of the infrastructure for the tournament, we are delivering one of our key legacy commitments and ensuring the benefits of the 2022 FIFA World Cup are felt across the country.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Mansour bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Coastal, said:

It is an honour to be selected to provide the seats for three of Qatar’s futuristic stadiums for 2022 with technology transfer from Forum Seating.

Our goal is to be one of the leading and most innovative companies in our sector in the country, with the capabilities to absorb knowledge from leading international companies and transfer that knowledge locally. The main principle of our company is to always promote the brand ‘Made in Qatar’ internationally and continue our commitment to the highest quality of our products.

Coastal Qatar are a specialised manufacturing and construction company with more than 30 years of experience. The company delivers local and international services and uses their engineering, galvanising, steel and manufacturing divisions for projects not just in Qatar but also with global partners in Europe and the United States.

Coastal have worked in projects including Hamad International Airport, Qatar Foundation, Ashghal, Aspire Logistics and Qatar Olympic Committee.

The first seat ‘Made in Qatar’ will be installed in Al Bayt Stadium in December 2017.