The Qatar Olympic Committee has awarded Greece’s Aktor the main construction package for the Al-Sadd Sports Club multi-purpose hall in Doha.

The Al-Sadd Sports Club is located close to the Al-Waab intersection in Doha. The multi-purpose sports hall has been designed for basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton and gymnastics, with a total seating capacity of 7,500. The hall will have a total built-up area of 52,200 square metres and will consist of five levels and basement car parking.

Qatar has also tendered a sports hall at Al-Thumama to the north of Doha. The hall, which will be built at the future Olympic park at Lusail, on vacant land in close proximity of the road that connects Doha’s West Bay with Al-Khor, close to the Qatar Shooting Association and Lusail Racing Circuit.

The project involves building a 19,132-seater multi-purpose hall with 16,432 fixed and 2,700 retractable seats for basketball, volleyball and handball games. It will have a basement and five above ground levels, with a mezzanine between the ground and the first floor. The built-up area is 107,650 sq m.

On 23 May, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rejected bids from Doha and the Azerbaijan capital Baku to host the 2020 Olympics as it cut the list of five applicant cities to a final list of three candidate cities. Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo will now compete for the rights to host the 2020 Games.