The Organising Committee announced the final operational arrangements for the Italian Super Cup Doha 2014.
The match, which features Napoli, Copa Italia Champions, and Serie A winners, Juventus, will oppose two of the best and most exciting rosters in the world, and is set to kick off on Monday 22 December 2014 at 8:30 pm at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium (Al Sadd Sports Club).
Vice President of the Organising Committee, Khalid Al Kuwari, said:
We are proud to host this major event, which reinforces our commitment and ability to successfully hosting international sporting events. We are constantly committed to delivering a unique and inspiring experience for all the fans attending the Italian Super Cup. Demand for the tickets is set to remain high and we are happy to witness the fans’ excitement building up ahead of the match next week.’
The Organising Committee announced that tickets are selling fast and fans from all over the world will arrive to Doha in the upcoming days to be part of this amazing experience. To date, a total of 11,720 tickets have been sold on the Qatar Football Association’s (QFA) website as well as in the ticket booth located in Villaggio Mall.
Al Kuwari added:
We have allocated 138 spectator services personnel to assist the fans, 52 parking ushers, 25 VIP ushers, and 30 volunteers for the media. The stadium media center, press conference room, and media lounge will be located in Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall. We advise the fans to arrive early, the stadium gates will open at 4 pm while the fanzone will open its doors to the fans at 3 pm.’
Numerous promotional activations have been organised for football lovers where visiting and residing fans will be introduced to the authentic Italian culture by visiting the fanzones, which Katara Cultural Village and the Italian Embassy in Qatar helped organise in the lead up to the match.
Al Kuwari said:
As for the official hotels of the match, the committee announced that the official media hotel is the Millennium Hotel, while the Serie A delegation will be in La Cigale Hotel. As for the team hotels, the Organising Committee announced that Grand Heritage and Torch Hotels will be for Juventus and Napoli respectively. Teams are set to arrive to Doha on 19 December 2014.’
With one week to go, the Organising Committee also announced that a number of social media competitions will take place on QFA’s social media platforms to build up excitement in the run up to the match.
The training grounds for both teams are the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium (Al Sadd Sports Club), Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium (Lekhwiya Sports Club) and Aspire Academy football pitches. The official training sessions for the match will be held at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium (Al Sadd Stadium) on 21 December 2014.