Tuesday 23rd May 2017
The second day of the World Stadium Congress resumed today in Doha with a ‘round-the-world tour’ of global stadia and venues.
Moderated by beIN Sports’ presenter, Angus Scott, today’s sessions highlighted the role of stadia and sporting venues in creating central meeting points for communities. Serving as more than ‘game-day’ facilities, the key learnings from today’s sessions highlighted the role of venues and tournaments in building up the communities they serve.
One of the stand-out presentations for the day was from Isabel Gultresa, CSR Senior Manager for the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, who presented on ‘Generation Amazing’, an initiative by the local organising committee to create a healthy, sustainable society through the 3 main programmes: Healthy Generation, Green Generation and Inclusive Generation.
Other notable presentations included venues showcase presentations for the Matmut Atlantique Stadium Bordeaux utilised for the Euro 2016 tournament, the proposed new football stadium for Chelsea FC, Stadium Krasnodar to be utilised for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Singapore Sports Hub, FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou, Amsterdam ArenA and the world-famous AT&T Stadium.
As the congress came to a close, the event boasted an incomparable senior and diverse speaker attendance across all four days, functioning as a precursor to 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ and other sport and stadia projects all across the world.