Organisers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup have hailed Khalifa International Stadium's air-conditioning system as a success, according to Trade Arabia.
The stadium was used as the host venue for the Emir Cup 2017. Its innovative cooling technology brought on-pitch and spectator-area temperatures down to 20°C and 23°C, respectively, while the outside temperature was 37°C.
Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), said: "It is proof of what we've always said. People thought the cooling technology was only a dream. The reality is it was in Al Sadd Club and, today, it is in Khalifa International Stadium."
He added: “It is continuing, becoming something normal and deliverable, and the delivery is on the ground. It showcased the capabilities and the quality that we have."
Located in Doha, Khalifa International Stadium will act as one of the host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Reopened in May 2017 following expansion works, the facility now boasts a capacity of 48,000.
The Emir Cup 2017 final was played on 19 May. Al Sadd secured the trophy following a 2-1 victory against Al Rayyan.