The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) marked the celebration of Qatar National Sport Day 2020 with the opening of three public parks at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium and the former Al Ersal Station training sites cluster, in Onaiza near West Bay.
Each park features tennis and basketball courts, play areas, jogging and cycling tracks, open spaces and workout equipment.
Opening the parks illustrates Qatar’s legacy commitment to harness the power of hosting the FIFA World Cup™ and to inspire health and fitness among the population.
SC Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi, said they are proud to open the three public parks in time for National Sport Day. He said that the facilities will provide local communities with open spaces that are ideal for a range of leisure activities.
We are pleased to be showcasing the legacy of Qatar 2022 almost three years before the tournament kicks off.
Al Bayt Park hosted special National Sport Day activities for the Qatar Football family, which included employees from Qatar Football Association, Qatar Stars League and SC. Meanwhile, members of the local community were invited to enjoy the facilities at Al Janoub Park and Al Ersal Park.
Operations Office Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Technical Delivery Office at SC, Yasir Al Jamal said the parks showcase their commitment to ensure that the tournament infrastructure they are developing will be utilised by current residents and future generations.
He said that the opening of the parks followed their initial consultations with local communities, in an effort to develop the facilities they need.
Al Janoub Stadium is the second tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022 when it opened in May 2019. Al Bayt Stadium, which boasts a capacity of 60,000 and will host matches up to and including the semi-finals stage in 2022, will open later this year. The former Al Ersal Station training sites cluster hosted the Saudi Arabian team Al Hilal SFC during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 and will host matches during this year’s Workers’ Cup.