World Cup Stadiums in Qatar 2022

World Cup Stadiums

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will not only be the first tournament to be held in the Arab region, but it will also be the most compact, allowing fans to take part in multiple games a day.

It is very hot in this country. But they have brought favorable weather conditions. They are equipped with solar-powered cooling technology to keep the temperature in each stadium, training facility, and fan zone at 27 degrees Celsius, with high summer temperatures. All stadiums are eco-friendly and their temperature will be under control.

Qatar is home to less than 3 million people, so the tournament’s legacy needs to be handled carefully. The tournament organizers have promised to build stadiums with modular elements, which will be reconfigured after the tournament to provide a permanent legacy for the 2022 FIFA World Cup across the border in Qatar.

Following the tournament, about 170,000 seats will be allocated and provided to developing countries to develop their sports infrastructure. As many as 22 new stadiums will be built in the emerging economy, and this rearrangement will leave Qatar with 20-25,000 seats, suitable for its domestic entertainment needs.

Al Bayt Stadium

Host city: Al Khor
Gross capacity: 60,000
Construction status: Ready
Matches planned: Opening game and all matches through to the semi-finals

Provided by the Aspire Zone Foundation, the stadium can seat 60,000 spectators. It is unique with the giant tent structure throughout the stadium, which is named after Bayat al-Sha’ar – the tent has historically been used by nomads in Qatar and the Gulf region.

The design of the stadium respects Qatar’s past and present as well as being a model of green development and sustainability. After the tournament, the upper part of the stadium will be demolished and its seats will be removed, after which the seats will be donated to other countries.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Host city: Al Rayyan
Gross capacity: 40,000
Construction status: Ready
Matches planned: Group matches, a round of 16

Located just outside Doha in Al-Rayyan, Al-Rayyan Stadium has been expanded to accommodate 40,000 spectators using timely modular material for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The stadium reflects Qatari culture through its “spectacularly turbulent front”. After the tournament, it will be reduced to about 20,000 seats and the removed seats will be given to football development projects abroad.

Al Janoub Stadium

Host city: Al Wakrah
Gross capacity: 40,000
Construction status: Ready
Matches planned: Group matches and a round of 16

Located in Al Waqrah, 18 kilometers from Doha, the stadium has a capacity of 40,000 and is part of a spacious sports complex with cycling and horse racing, shops, restaurants, and sports clubs. Following the FIFA World Cup, the stadium’s capacity will be reduced by 20,000 seats, which will ensure an electric environment for their Qatar Stars League matches.

Khalifa International Stadium

Host city: Doha
Gross capacity: 40,000
Construction status: Ready
Matches planned: Group matches, a round of 16, and a playoff for the third-place game

The redesigned Khalifa International Stadium was originally built in 1976 and was renovated and expanded in 2005 to serve as the focal point for the 2006 Asian Games hosted by Qatar.

The stadium, which includes sweeping arcs and a partially covered stand, is the centerpiece of the Aspire Zone, a sports complex that houses the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence, Hamad Aquatic Center, and Aspatar Sports Medicine Hospital, and many other sports venues.

Connected to the stadium by a walkway is the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, adding to the appreciation of how the place nurtures its past as it builds on an exciting future.

Qatar Foundation Stadium

Host city: Al Rayyan (Education City)
Gross capacity: 40,000
Construction status: Ready
Matches planned: Group matches, a round of 16, and quarter-finals

The new Education City Stadium is located in the middle of several world-class university campuses in Education City, the Global Center of Excellence in Qatar.

The stadium can seat 40,000 spectators and takes the form of a jagged diamond. It is easily accessible to fans by road or metro. Following the FIFA World Cup, the stadium will hold 25,000 seats for the use of university athletic teams.

Over the next few decades, the Qatar Foundation Stadium will be a symbol of innovation, sustainability, and progress, in line with the goals of both the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

Lusail Stadium

Host city: Lusail
Gross capacity: 80,000
Construction status: Ready
Matches planned: All matches through to the final match

Located in the Al Dayen division, which is part of the developed Lusail City, the new Lusail Stadium is one of the earliest stadiums in Qatar’s World Cup and will host the final of the 2022 tournament.

Fans will find games through the upgraded road, Doha Metro, or Lucille Light Rail transit system and will be able to spend their time in different parks or theme parks.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Host city: Doha
Gross capacity: 40,000
Construction status: Ready
Matches planned: Group matches and a round of 16

The Ras Abu Oud Stadium project is a pioneer in the world of sports stadium construction. The stadium, made from shipping containers, will be completely demolished and the materials used in the construction will be reused.

The stadium is located minutes from Hamad International Airport and offers breathtaking views of the Gulf Coast and the West Bay skyscrapers.

Al Thumama Stadium

Host city: Doha
Gross capacity: 40,000
Construction status: Ready
Matches planned: Group matches, a round of 16, and quarter-finals

Al Thumama Stadium is an icon of unique Arab architecture, as it is inspired by the traditional kahfiya (caps worn by ghutras and eagles) in the Arab world. This design was chosen because it is a cultural commonplace among Arabs in the Arab world. Therefore, it reveals the depth of Arab civilization and the inherent cultural-historical heritage of the Arab countries.

The stadium is located a few minutes away from Hamad International Airport in the southern districts of Doha and has a capacity of at least 40,000 seats which will be reduced to 20,000 after the tournament and will be donated to developing countries.

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