- The exclusive collection of Diego Maradona memorabilia, consisting of almost 300 certified objects belonging to the football great will debut at the most anticipated football event this year in Qatar, to then tour the world.
- In partnership with Visit Qatar, Msheireb Properties, and Park Hyatt Doha, this exclusive collection, with some items to be seen for the first time in public, will share the story of Maradona on the football pitch, locker room, and in his private life.
Doha - 27, October 2022 – TEN Experience is bringing a memorable exhibition to Doha with the unveiling of an exclusive collection of Diego Maradona memorabilia for the first time ever in Qatar and the region. The legendary exhibition will open to the public daily from 16 November until 20 December at Doha Design District, located in the cultural hub of Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Sponsored by Visit Qatar as the Official Tourism Partner, Msheireb Properties as the Official Host Venue and Park Hyatt Doha as Official Hospitality Partner, the Exhibition will feature the only complete collection of Diego Maradona, passing through the most important sportive feats with Argentinos Juniors, Boca Junior, Barcelona, Naples, Newell's Old Boys, Sevilla and above all, the Argentina National Team. Bringing to life each object of the collection, together with the exploits of the great champion through a mixture of entertainment and museum, this first to be seen Exhibition also features unpublished photos, exclusive videos and even a virtual experience.
Paying homage to the great Diego as an icon of football, the exhibition will shed light on items worn, kicked and used by the champion, starting from his first shirt dating back to 1969, to his last tracksuit jacket worn in 2020, including the first Argentinos Junior and Boca Junior t-shirt, the Top jerseys of Napoli and Barcelona, the Mexico 1986 shirt, and the football from the 1990 Italy World Championship.
Behind every shirt, every pair of shoes, every captain's armband there is a story to tell, a life story, the life of a unique champion, of the great Maradona. The exhibition will share the story of the sporting star on the football pitch, in the locker room, and in his private life, narrating a story of “Infinite Love between People”, great friendship, and sharing great moments of humanity and happiness.
Furthermore, the exhibit will show Diego as a unique talent, genius, champion, and champion of humanity as well as an unforgettable icon by retracing his success throughout the collection, represented through testimonies and stories of Antonio Luise, son of Salvatore, and Diego’s sons and daughters and his closest friends, all sharing an insight into Maradona’s world, an emotional journey that will chronologically retrace the champion's main endeavors.
Commenting on the exhibition’s opening, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism, Berthold Trenkel, said: “As a country with a strong love of sports, we are delighted to be the exclusive host country of this unique exhibition and to be celebrating the memory of one of the greatest players in the history of football at the same time as we are welcoming millions of visitors for the biggest sports event in the world. This is the latest addition to Qatar’s wide range of sports-based attractions and provides the perfect between-match excursion for visiting fans.”
Dr. Hafiz Ali Abdulla, Director Marketing and Communication at Msheireb Properties, said: “We are thrilled to host this prestigious exhibition at our Design District. As the hub of art, innovation, and creativity, Doha Design District is the ideal venue to host this exhibition, with its display of great accomplishment achieved by the great Maradona. We look forward to welcoming all visitors to our galleries and exhibitions at Msheireb Downtown Doha during this historic moment in Qatar to give them an authentic experience of the Qatari and international arts and culture and immerse them in a cultural journey.”
Roger Saad, General Manager of Park Hyatt Doha, said: “It is with great pleasure to be the Official Hospitality Partner for this exclusive exhibition that celebrates the legend of one of the giants of the football world. At Park Hyatt Doha, we continuously strive to serve as a hub for all visitors to Qatar, capitalizing on our strategic central location in the beating heart of the city, offering guests the opportunity to embark on their journey to discover the country’s artistic, cultural, culinary and sports scenes.”
With over 1 million footballs fans set to visit Qatar before the end of the year, there is no better time or place for TEN Experience to launch and it complements the country’s existing wealth of sporting attractions, events and activities. The exhibition will be open daily for visitors from 10am until 12am. Ticket prices are QAR 45 for adults, QAR 15 for children from 6-12 years old, and free for children under 6 years of age. For ticketing and inquiries, please visit https://tenexperience.com