The Grand Opening of the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha

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On Friday 22 October 2021, the brand-new Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar opened its doors to thousands of fans for the Final of the Amir Cup between Al Sadd vs Al Rayyan managed by two former World Cup winners in Xavi and Laurent Blanc. This stadium was designed to resemble the gahfiya – a traditional woven cap worn by men, which will seat 40,000 fans that will see Qatar donate 20,000 of those seats to developing countries.

Gravity Media was delighted to see the grand opening ceremony take place inaugurated by the dignitaries of Qatar. The Al-Thumama Stadium is the fourth stadia which the local team from Gravity Media has delivered to a high international standard playing a key role in preparing Qatar to host what is the biggest and most eagerly anticipated sporting event ever held in the region. Our role was to provide the broadcast cabling infrastructure to connect the technical production facilities for the host broadcast. The other stadia Gravity Media has completed include the Khalifa International, the Al-Bayt and the Ahmed Bin Ali stadiums.

Gravity Media has previous experience working on the 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cups with comprehensive broadcast solutions. Gravity Media has been based in Qatar since 2007 and has successfully delivered several other permanent broadcast installations in sporting, cultural, media & educational sectors. Recently, the Qatar office has had delivered an eight camera HD Outside Broadcast mobile vehicle with DSNG capability.

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