The Summer Entertainment City (SEC) Football Fan Zone continues to provide its visitors with a thrilling experience as it screens live the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals and finals, organiser QSports has said.
Speaking to Gulf Times, QSports founder and board member Adil Ahmed said they want people to feel the excitement by bringing several new activations this year such as the fan zone, which has been attracting thousands of SEC visitors since its opening on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.
â€œPeople will surely enjoy their stay at the SEC with the wide range of entertainment offerings, especially live screening of the football matches,â€ he stressed, adding that the fan zone is equipped with giant screens.
Apart from the food and beverage offered at the fan zone, several football-based activities and games have also been a big hit.
It features a robo goalie, a first in Qatar, where visitors can put their football skills to the test and try to score a goal.
The first three contestants to score against the goalie on any given day will win a free Gold Pass.
According to QSports, the latest edition of the SEC at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) â€œcaters to all ages, as well as budgets, offering an array of games and activities at affordable pricesâ€ with an entry fee of QR15.
The SEC features more than 75 gaming experiences, 40 food outlets, and the â€œSummer Shopping Souq,â€ which hosts 140 stalls from Qatar and other countries such as Kuwait, Oman, Iran, Turkey and Lebanon.
â€œWe work relentlessly to deliver international standards to place Qatar on the international map of leisure and tourism,â€ QSports deputy chairman Ghanim al-Mohannadi said in a statement.
He noted more than 50,000 people from different nationalities have already visited SEC since its opening.
Football fans in Qatar have been visiting various fan zones in Doha, cheering for their favourite football teams since the start of the prestigious tournament in Russia.
â€œWe are delighted to see hundreds of families flock to DECC each day to immerse themselves in the excitement that the SEC offers this summer,â€ said Mashal Shahbik, director of festivals and tourism events at QTA.
â€œWe are particularly happy to see our private sector partners such as QSports evolve and grow their offering every year to capitalise on new trends and offer something for all members of the family,â€ she added.
The SEC, which forms part of Qatar Summer Festival 2018, is spread over 29,000sq m of space at DECC.
It is open daily from 2pm to 11pm and runs until August 31, featuring the worldâ€™s largest bouncy castle, a synthetic ice skating rink, an extensive virtual reality setup with more than 15 VR games, as well as live entertainment shows.
Besides an 18-hole mini-golf course, QSports said the SEC also hosts a driving school for children with a complete circuit, cars and driving teachers.
Source: Gulf Times