Fan Zone to Be Opened at Khalifa Stadium on Friday
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Gulf Times -- Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) is set to open its 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia fan zone in the iconic 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar venue, Khalifa International Stadium, on Friday, giving football fans a chance to keep up with the most anticipated sporting event in the world.
The venue will seat more than 2,500 people and has a capacity for more than 2,000 vehicles, providing a unique atmosphere for football fans in Qatar.
According to AZF, the fan zone will be equipped with the latest cooling technologies, a giant screen, food and beverage stalls and a children’s play zone.
Put together, these will provide fans with a sneak peek of what it will be like to experience a FIFA World Cup at one of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar stadiums.
Fans can choose their preferred seating area from a range of options prepared by the AZF. These include private partitions for those seeking privacy, areas featuring dining services, including 24 Majlis partitions and 18 private skyboxes.
During the group stages, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia fan zone will only broadcast evening matches that start at 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
Matches will be broadcast via giant LED screens, giving fans the ultimate spectator experience, thanks to the stadium’s advanced infrastructure and facilities.
Tickets are sold through the Q-tickets website and mobile application. A ticket booth will also be set up at the main entrance of the fan zone at the stadium.
Prices may vary depending on the match and seating options. Fans who buy tickets will be automatically enroled in a raffle draw for a chance to win a valuable car from one of the event’s sponsors.
This year’s fan zone is sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (main partner) and Ooredoo (main sponsor), as well as Al Attiya Motors and Trading Co, CISCO, Witr Jewellery, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and Pepsi.
Aspire Zone Foundation has also previously set up fan zones for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which housed more than 1,500 spectators a day, as part of its mission to engage with football fans and provide the best entertainment experience.