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2022 World Cup: Your guide to all 8 world cup stadiums in Qatar

2022 World Cup: Your guide to all 8 world cup stadiums in Qatar

Qatar is set to host the 2022 World Cup, and in preparation, they are building an impressive number of stadiums.

The final match of the World Cup will be played at Lusail Stadium, which can accommodate 80,000 spectators and features a retractable roof that can open or close in just 20 minutes! These new stadiums are sure to impress visitors from all over the world and make Qatar's World Cup one to remember.

Short facts

The Qatar World Cup is coming up in 2022! Here are some short facts about it:

  • This will be the first time that the World Cup is hosted in the Middle East.
  • The tournament will take place from November 21 to December 18.
  • 32 teams will compete for the title.
  • The tournament will last for just 28 days, with 64 games being played in total.
  • The final match will take place at Lusail Stadium.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Stadiums

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

As Qatar's traditional city, Al Rayyan has always placed a high priority on preserving nature. This is evident in the design of its new stadium district, which was built with sustainability in mind. As one of the host cities for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, Al Rayyan has been carefully planned and designed to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of its infrastructure. After the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ is over, almost half of the stadium's 40,000 modular seats will be removed and given to football development projects abroad. The smaller post-tournament arena will continue to take pride of place in Al Rayyan, particularly among fans of the local football team, Al Rayyan Sports Club.

Al Bayt Stadium

Qatar is set to host the 2022 World Cup, and in preparation, they are building a one-of-a-kind stadium. This distinctive and uniquely Qatari stadium is set to rival the best in the world. Fans arriving at the 60,000-capacity arena, which will be covered with a giant tent-like structure, are certainly unlikely to have seen anything like it. The stadium takes its name from bayt al sha'ar – tents historically used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and the Gulf region. And like a true nomad's tent, it will be portable.

Al Janoub Stadium

The Al Janoub Stadium will be one of the stadiums used for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. It is located in the city of Al Wakrah, about 15 km south of Doha. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 spectators.

Al Thumama Stadium

Completed in early 2019, Al Thumama Stadium is one of the newest additions to Qatar's sporting infrastructure. Based on the design of traditional Arabic headwear, the gahfiya, the stadium aims to radiate the culture of the country and region with its intricately designed exterior. A short 12km journey south of central Doha, Al Thumama Stadium is named after a native tree which can be found growing in the area. Designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim M.Jaidah, following the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) plans to convert it from a 40,000-seater into a 20,000 capacity stadium, housing a sports clinic and hotel.

Education City Stadium

Education City Stadium is a world-class facility that will host some of the biggest events in Qatar, including the FIFA World Cup 2022. But what makes this venue so special?

For starters, Education City Stadium is located amid several leading universities – making it a center of knowledge and innovation. The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is also based here, which underscores the importance of education in this community.

What's more, The stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 fans during the FIFA World Cup™, but 20,000 seats will be donated to build stadiums in developing countries. When fans arrive at Education City Stadium, they will see plenty of green spaces and state-of-the-art amenities surrounding the venue. All of these features were built with an eye on sustainability and the future.

Khalifa International Stadium

The Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar is a top-class sports venue that has hosted some of the biggest events in world football. It was originally built for the 2006 Asian Games, and has since been used for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, as well as various other tournaments and exhibition matches.The stadium underwent a major renovation ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The renovations included an increase in capacity to  45,416 spectators, as well as new facilities for players and fans.

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