Aspire Zone

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Overview of the complex during the 2006 Asian Games Opening Ceremony

The Aspire Zone Foundation, also known as Doha Sports City,[1] is a 250-hectare (2.5 km2) sporting complex located in Al Waab district of Doha, Qatar.[2] It was established as an international sports destination in 2003 and in the following year an educational centre for the development of sporting champions (Aspire Academy) was opened.[3] The complex contains several sporting venues, mostly constructed in preparation for the 2006 Asian Games.[4]

These sporting venues include:

Aspire Zone is also home to Doha's tallest structure, the Aspire Tower, and is adjacent to Villaggio Mall, the most popular mall in Qatar.

Aspetar, a specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, staffed by some of the world's leading sports medicine practitioners,[citation needed] is among the facilities of Aspire Zone.

The complex is an important feature in the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid submitted by the Qatar Football Association, and was central to the Doha bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics put forward by the Qatar Olympic Committee.


  1. ^ "Qatar Building US$20 Mln Underground Stadium For 2011 Asian Cup". Indian Muslims. 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  2. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-11-04). "The Aspire Dome, centre stage for Doha 2010". IAAF. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  3. ^ Academy, Aspire. "Home". Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  4. ^ Aspire Zone Foundation[permanent dead link]. Aspire Zone. Retrieved on 2009-11-06.
  5. ^ Media Information : FAQ'S Archived November 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Aspire Zone. Retrieved on 2009-11-06.

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Coordinates: 25°15′49″N 51°26′53″E / 25.26361°N 51.44806°E / 25.26361; 51.44806