Over 5,000 football fans flocked to the Khalifa International Stadium Fan Zone to support the Tunisian national team in their first 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ match against the English national team.

Organised by Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), the lively atmosphere once again demonstrated that the Fan Zone is the ideal setting to enjoy the tournament, with widespread enthusiasm and cheering from spectators throughout the match.

A number of dignitaries came to watch the game at the Fan Zone, including HE the Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia Salah Al Salahi, HE the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco Nabil Zniber, HE the Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Abdelaziz Sebaa, HE the Ambassador of Sudan Fath al Rahman Ali Mohamed and HE the Ambassador of the Republic of Benin Mohamed Bare.

AZF Director of PR and Communications Nasser Abdullah Al Hajri said they were happy to see so many people at the Fan Zone to support the Tunisian national team.

We’ve carefully planned the set up and managed the capacity to take account of crowds and we’re very happy with the turn out. It was a fantastic atmosphere with such great levels of support from all fans who came to enjoy a thrilling evening of football.’

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The Latest Cooling Technology 

Khalifa International Stadium’s unique design encompasses innovative and energy-efficient cooling and lighting technology, setting a new benchmark in stadium and building design. Such technology is a key factor for an enjoyable and comfortable experience for fans, and helps explain the venue’s appeal in attracting first-class sporting and entertainment events to Qatar. Thanks to its world-class technology, the stadium has been cooled to temperatures of between 22˚C and 29˚C, keeping football fans comfortable amidst Doha’s summer months.

Fans can watch the games on giant screens equipped with state-of-the-art LED lighting technologies which consume 40% less energy and are more sustainable than traditional lighting methods. There are only six stadiums in the world that use such LED technology and Khalifa International Stadium is the first in the region to offer it. Other stadiums using the same technology include Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Stadium and Eindhoven’s Philips Arena Stadium.

Over 5,000 seats for spectators 

One of the Fan Zone’s key features is the capacity to host thousands of football fans daily. AZF has extended the number of spectator seats from 3,000 to 5,000 seats for football fans, organised in a variety of options. Fans looking to watch the games in a more private setting can choose from 16 VIP skyboxes costing QAR1,000  each, or 24 Majlis with authentic designs, costing QAR400 each. Elsewhere, fans can enjoy the matches from spectator stands free of charge. AZF has also allocated more than 2,000 carparking spaces for fans within close distance to the entrance Gate.

Games will be screened at the Fan Zone every day throughout the tournament. For updates and more information, visit aspirezone.qa. More details about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ available through this link.