Two years after the Qatar 2022 World Cup, we present to you the venues that will host the matches in the next World Cup, the second to be held in Asia.
Three stadiums, Khalifa International, Al Janoub and Education City, have been inaugurated and are in full operation, and the remaining five are in various stages of construction.
All eight venues will be completed prior to the tournament, which begins on November 21, 2022:
The Al Bayt Stadium. Capacity: 60 thousand. Design: Dar Al-Handasah
Designed to represent Arab hospitality, this venue will host nine matches up to the Qatar 2022 semi-final stage and is covered by a structure resembling a traditional Arab tent known as ‘bayt al sha’ar’. It also has a state-of-the-art retractable roof.
Al Janoub Stadium. Capacity: 40 thousand. Design inspired by: Dame Zaha Hadid
Located in Al Wakrah with a design inspired by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, the futuristic Al Janoub Stadium will host seven games through to the knockout stage. The design is inspired by the sails of traditional dhow boats, in homage to the history of Al Wakrah. An innovative air conditioning system and a retractable roof allow the stadium to be used throughout the year.
Al Rayyan Stadium. Capacity: 40 thousand. Design: Ramboll
It will showcase the best of Qatari culture when it hosts seven games through the knockout stage. The exterior facade will be made up of intricate patterns that represent Qatar, from its business history to its diverse wildlife.
Al Thumama Stadium. Capacity: 40 thousand. Design: Arab Engineering Bureau
It will host eight games until the quarterfinal phase.
Ciudad de la Educación Stadium Capacity: 40 thousand. Design: FIA Fenwick Iribarren Architects
It is located in the heart of the Qatar Foundation, a center of knowledge and innovation where this ultra-modern stadium will be a fitting complement and an enduring symbol of sustainability. The stadium will host eight games until the quarterfinal phase and eventually become the home of the women’s national team. The stadium was the first venue to receive a GSAS five-star sustainability rating prior to its opening in June 2020.
Khalifa International Stadium. Capacity: 40 thousand.
On May 19, 2017, the Khalifa International Stadium became the first World Cup stadium to open when it hosted the Amir Cup final. Located in the Aspire Zone, this venue has hosted the Asian Games and the AFC Asian Cup. The stadium will host eight games until the tiebreaker for third place during. Recent events that have taken place at Khalifa International include the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup and the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup Qatar.
Lusail Stadium. Capacity: 80 thousand. Design: Foster + Partners
It will embody ambition and your passion to share Arab culture with the world. The design of this property is inspired by the play of light and shadow that characterizes the fanar lantern. The site will also become the centerpiece of Lusail, a newly built, state-of-the-art metropolis specifically designed with the needs of residents in mind. The stadium will host ten games until the final.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium. Capacity: 40 thousand. Design: FIA Fenwick Iribarren Architects
It will be the first fully removable and reusable venue in the history of the World Cups; It will host seven games until the round of 16.
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