The Qatar Olympic Committee has invited selected contractors to bid for two contracts on the Al-Sadd Sports Club multi-purpose hall in Doha.

Contractors have been invited to bid by 7 June for the enabling package and 8 July for the much larger main construction contract.

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.

The hall could be used for the men’s World Handball World Championships that Doha will host in January 2015.

Qatar is also planning to tender a sports hall at Al-Thumama to the north of Doha.

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.

In its bid proposal, Qatar outlined other plans for new sports facilities that will be built in five connected zones, symbolising the Olympic rings. The central games zone, which would be located at Qatar University, would contain the athlete training facilities and the media centre. The Doha Olympic Park, north of the university, would contain the Lusail National Stadium and would host archery and aquatic events.