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If you’ve ever imagined attending two World Cup matches in one day, now you can. Qatar’s size is what will set this tournament apart from previous editions; everything here is already within easy reach. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy works together with everyone in the nation to set the stage for a truly unique FIFA World Cup.
Join us and take a look into the stadiums that will host the next FIFA World Cup 2022.
Al Bayt Stadium
Will welcome fans at the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, before hosting thrilling matches through to the semi-finals. This 60,000-capacity venue is located in the northern city of Al Khor. The city itself is famous for its traditions of pearl diving and fishing, while the stadium is modelled on bayt al sha'ar – tents historically used by nomadic people in Qatar and the region. Its magnificent tent structure envelopes an ultramodern football stadium, welcoming visitors into comfort as has been the tradition in this part of the world for centuries.
Al Janoub Stadium
You’ll find the 40,000-seat Al Janoub Stadium in the southern city of Al Wakrah. Originally established as a pearl diving and fishing centre, it is one of Qatar's oldest continuously inhabited areas. In tribute to this, legendary architect Zaha Hadid’s thoughtful and visionary approach gave the stadium its evocative yet boldly futuristic look – dramatically reflecting the wind-filled sails of traditional dhow boats. The opening was celebrated with the Amir Cup final on 16 May 2019, which gave fans an enticing taste of the thrills to come at this incredible World Cup venue.
Al Rayyan Stadium
Located in one of Qatar’s most historic cities. Set on the edge of the desert, it is well known for its local traditions and culture, as well as the community’s commitment to their hugely popular football team, Al Rayyan Sports Club. The team’s new arena will host up to 40,000 fans during the World Cup. The unique façade of Al Rayyan Stadium is nestled around seating designed in a way that allows fans to feel closer than ever to the action on the pitch. Off the pitch, the close-knit people of Al Rayyan will welcome fans from around the world to their neighbourhood.
Al Thumama Stadium
Al Thumama Stadium’s size and beauty are simply breathtaking. Based on the traditional cap worn by young boys and men in the Middle East called the gahfiya, its symbolism ensures a very special place in the hearts of people of the region. Designed by local architect Ibrahim M. Jaidah, this 40,000-seat stadium’s unique aura is sure to inspire players and fans alike as it hosts games up to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Located 12km south of Doha’s iconic West Bay cityscape, it is like many of the new buildings throughout the country: honouring centuries of tradition, while confidently revealing the future.
Education City Stadium
Rises up among some of Qatar’s leading universities, where the finest academics encourage their students to be their best. Its intricate design harmoniously fuses elements of traditional Islamic architecture with striking modernity.
This stadium is something to be treasured in the hearts of fans and locals alike, both for the memories it inspires as it hosts matches through to the quarter-final stage, as well as its future as an iconic landmark for the country and region.
Khalifa International Stadium
Has long been adored as the spiritual home of football in the Qatar community, something you feel as soon as you enter the ground. Originally built in 1976, the venue underwent a respectful transformation in preparation for 2022, which kept its most iconic features – the dual arches – intact. Change and innovation saw a wide canopy stretched out below the arches, complementing the stadium's cooling system to control temperatures for players and fans both old and new. Khalifa International Stadium is ready to host huge FIFA World Cup Q matches and secure its position as a world-class venue with a bright future.
With 80,000 seats, is not only the largest stadium in Qatar – and one of the biggest in the Arab world – it’s also the venue where the FIFA World Cup 2022 final will be played. This stadium will be the centrepiece of Lusail City – a newly built, state-of-the-art metropolis. With a design that pays homage to the fanar lantern and traditional hand-crafted bowls and vessels used throughout the Middle East for centuries, it feels instantly familiar, yet breathtakingly futuristic at the same time. Located in the city where Qatar’s founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani lived in the early 20th century, it’s a true testament to his inspirational vision for the country.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Its innovative design pays homage to the nature of its port location as a logistical hub for the region. Visitors will instantly recognise the connection thanks to the materials used: a structure made of shipping containers and heavy steel shipyard elements, which creates a unique stadium experience inside and out. The result for this 40,000-seater stadium will be a distinctive, boldly colourful and thoroughly modern arena dedicated to hosting FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ matches on the shores of the Gulf.
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