ASTAD Project Management, joined Qatar Olympic Committee in launching the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena, formerly the Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall, one of the main venues that will host the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in January 2015.
The other venue is the Lusail Multipurpose Hall (pictured), which ASTAD Project Management is also managing for Qatar Olympic Committee, reported AME.
The Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena is an Olympic-standard, multipurpose hall, designed to host a variety of sporting events, including handball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, badminton, gymnastics and ice skating.
It is fully compliant with local and international federation standards governing all of these sports. Furthermore, it is equipped with all the latest technology to truly make it a sustainable facility.
ASTAD has been involved in the project from the beginning and has overseen the design of all associated infrastructure. Construction of the arena began in October 2012.
The arena’s multilevel stadium is capable of seating 7,500 spectators, 500 VIPs and VVIPs, and ample room for media with dedicated media and broadcasting facilities including two television studios and several commentator booths.
ASTAD chief executive officer Ali Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa, said: “We were honoured when we were selected to manage this project and contribute to the development of the State of Qatar sports infrastructure. Today marks a proud day to celebrate in the achievement of not just ASTAD and Qatar Olympic Committee, but an achievement for Qatar and our community as we continue to make our mark in international sports with world class buildings, facilities and infrastructure.”