Aspire Zone is partly the driving force and inspiration behind Qatar’s successful transformation into an international sporting giant. An incredible achievement considering the size and population of Qatar compared to other major sporting nations .
Aspire rose to prominence when it successfully staged the Asian Games in 2006. Today, the modern multi-purpose leisure and recreation complex boasts some of the world’s finest sport stadia and venues and offers a unique sports, sports medicine, research and education destination for the international sports industry .
Aspire is equipped with unparalleled facilities and is able to service the highest sporting demands, ranging from hosting major sports events to training and pre-competition camps to conferences and research as well as injury diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Not to mention the young sporting falcons who turned the world’s attention to the young nation’s ambition and put Qatar on the global sporting map for their excellence in world tournaments. No wonder Aspire Zone attracts top athletes and teams from across the world .
All of these services are managed by the Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) which was established by Emiri decree on 1st January 2008 .
Supported by its member organizations – Aspire Academy, Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital and Aspire Logistics – Aspire Zone Foundation aims to become an exemplar in sports excellence, worldwide .
Aspire Zone Foundation boasts some of the world’s finest sports infrastructure and facilities, offering unparalleled opportunities for athlete development and education. It also plays a lead role in galvanizing the sports economy in Qatar and in promoting a healthy lifestyle to the community at large .
Aspire Zone has world-class facilities some of which are mentioned below :
Aspire Academy – Qatar’s young athletes study and train at Aspire Academy in the hope that one day they will become international champions in their chosen sport .
Aspetar – the first specialized Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in the Gulf region, providing the highest possible medical treatment for sports-related injuries in a state-of-the-art facility, staffed by some of the world’s leading sports medicine practitioners and researchers. In 2009, Aspetar was officially accredited by F-MARC as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence .
Aspire Logistics – the custodian of the Zone, reaching out with superb events and venues services. Its well-managed and maintained facilities are well known for being the magnet of global sporting and non-sporting events. These include :
Aspire Dome – credited as the world’s largest indoor multipurpose dome with a total capacity of 15,500 seats, and offers the highest quality facilities for multiple sports and international events .
The Torch Doha Hotel – Qatar’s tallest iconic hotel signifies a new era of hospitality .
Khalifa International Stadium – the landmark development in Aspire Zone, the stadium won the IOC/ IAKS Distinction Award bronze medal in 2007 .
Now under renovation, and in line with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the stadium will be hosting some of the World Cup 2022 matches .
The redevelopment includes modifications to ensure the stadium complies with FIFA requirements, and innovative cooling technology to maintain an optimal temperature for players and spectators .
To discover more about these amazing world-class sporting facilities, visit Aspire Academy website.