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Stadium 974’s innovative design is inspired by Qatar’s worldwide trade and seafaring. 974 is the
international dialling code for Qatar, as well as the exact number of shipping containers used in
The innovative 40,000-seat venue has a remarkable design, and will be the first fully
demountable tournament venue in FIFA World Cup™ history. This sets a new standard
in sustainability and introduces bold new ideas in tournament legacy planning.
Constructed from shipping containers
and modular steel
Echoing the nearby port and Doha's
Located on the shores of the Gulf, located across the water from Doha's
dazzling West Bay skyline, Stadium 974 is a spectacular venue for FIFA World
Cup Qatar 2022™ matches.
Following the tournament's conclusion, the stadium will make way for a
waterfront development for local people to enjoy.
A legacy for the world
As well as providing invaluable infrastructure to sporting projects far and wide, Stadium 974
also gives global stadium developers and tournament planners a fine example to follow.
The venue's temporary nature and clever modular design mean that fewer building materials
were required than in traditional stadium building, which helped to keep construction costs
And with other projects reusing the seats, roof and other components of the arena, parts of the
venue will be utilised for years and even decades to come
The Lusail Stadium
Host stadium for the final in
Centrepiece of Lusail City: a
The 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium will embody Qatar's ambition and its passion for sharing Arab culture
with the world. It is here that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ final will be staged, with billions around
the globe watching on.
The design of this magnificent stadium is inspired by the interplay of light and shadow that
characterises the fanar lantern. Its shape and façade echo the intricate decorative motifs on bowls,
vessels and other art pieces found across the Arab and Islamic world during the rise of civilisation in
The venue will become the centrepiece of Lusail – a newly built, state-of-the-
art metropolis, designed specifically with residents’ needs in mind. Lusail
Stadium will write a new page in Qatar's history, while paying homage to the
rich past of the country and region.
With swift progress at the venue, Qatar's vision for a truly memorable FIFA
World Cup™ final stadium is quickly becoming a reality.
Adored by many as the home of
football in Qatar
Built in 1976 and transformed for FIFA
World Cup Qatar 2022™
In May 2017, Qatar celebrated the reopening of its most beloved stadium with a spectacular
inauguration ceremony and by hosting the final of the Emir Cup. To warm up for its FIFA World Cup
Qatar 2022™ fixtures, the stadium has hosted Arabian Gulf Cup and FIFA Club World Cup™ matches, as
well as the IAAF World Athletics Championships.
Qatar's most historic stadium & a crucial player for 2022
Built in 1976 in Al Rayyan, Khalifa International Stadium has long been the cornerstone of the country's
sporting tradition – and the gatekeeper to its promising future. This accomplished 40,000-seat arena
already has an illustrious hosting history, having previously welcomed the Asian Games, the Arabian Gulf
Cup and the AFC Asian Cup, among other events. Over the years it has become a worthy ambassador for
the Middle East, symbolising sporting excellence in all its forms. For people in Qatar and the region,
Khalifa International Stadium is an old friend, a familiar face which brings communities together.
Located at the centre of all the 2022 venues, the stadium will play a pivotal role in this tournament,
whose unique geography and advanced transport systems will make it the best-connected international
football competition ever.
Surrounded by some of Qatar’s
Hosting matches through to the
The official completion of Education City Stadium – on 15 June 2020 – was marked with a
special TV programme to showcase the third match-ready FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
The landscape around Education City Stadium is dotted with leading universities, where
cutting-edge research is conducted and academics inspire their students to be at their best.
This whole area, the home of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community
Development, buzzes with invention and a determination to make the FIFA World Cup 2022™
a catalyst for social and human development.
The stadium’s most direct contribution to international development will come after it has
hosted matches through to the quarter-finals stage of the tournament. The arena's capacity
will be reduced by half and 20,000 seats will be donated to build stadiums in developing
countries, helping cultivate a passion for the game around the globe.
This reduction in capacity will also add to the intimate, inclusive feeling created by the
venue's ultramodern curves, which encircle fans and keep the atmosphere firmly in the
World-class facilities on Doha's doorstep
Fans can reach the stadium easily by either road or metro, with Doha's bustling city centre just 7km
away. As with all FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadiums, advanced cooling technologies ensure
comfortable temperatures year-round for players and fans, while access for fans with disabilities is
excellent. Those looking for even more comfort can enjoy the game from hospitality and VIP areas.
As they arrive, fans will see many green spaces and state-of-the-art amenities surrounding the venue, all
built with an eye on sustainability and the future. Facilities include football training pitches, a golf course
Education City’s students, faculty and staff can also use these facilities. For decades to come, Education
City Stadium will be a symbol of innovation, sustainability and progress, in line with the Qatar National
Vision 2030 and the goals of Qatar Foundation.
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Al Janoub Stadium
In the southern city of Al Wakrah
One of Qatar's oldest continuously
One of Qatar's oldest continuously inhabited areas, Al Wakrah was long a centre for pearl diving and
fishing. The traditional dhow boats used in these pursuits inspired the design of Al Janoub Stadium.
At its inauguration, a stunning pre-match show paid tribute to Al Wakrah's heritage and to Zaha Hadid,
the architect whose firm designed the stadium's boldly futuristic shape.
The Amir Cup 2019 final, which saw QSL side Al Duhail emerge victorious over Al Sadd, provided a taste
of the experience fans will enjoy at this FIFA World Cup™ venue. Another full house witnessed a semi-
final of the 24th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup in December 2019 when Qatar took on Saudi Arabia.
An extraordinary stadium for an adventurous cit
As football fans approach the stadium, they will be greeted by beautiful parkland and the arena's
There's also plenty for fans to do around Al Wakrah before and after matches. Visitors can take a stroll
along the waterfront, buy unique local wares at the souq or discover the area's rich history at a museum.
world-class stadium to benefit the community
It's not just visitors from overseas who can enjoy this wonderful venue. A school; wedding hall; cycling,
horse riding and running tracks; restaurants; marketplaces; gyms; and parkland are just some of the new
amenities that are being developed to accompany Al Janoub Stadium. Residents will see great long-term
benefits from the project, which will bring their tightly knit community even closer together.
After the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Al Janoub Stadium will become a new home for sport and
entertainment in southern Qatar. Its capacity will be reduced to 20,000, guaranteeing an electric
atmosphere. The other 20,000 seats will be donated to football development projects overseas, once
again demonstrating Al Wakrah's innovative nature and ability to connect with far-off lands.
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Al Thumama Stadium
Design represents the gahfiya
A traditional hat worn across the Middle East
l Thumama Stadium’s inauguration was as host of the 49th Amir Cup Final on Friday 22 October 2021.
The match, close to the heart of all Qataris, was a fitting occasion to open a stadium steeped in local
Located 12km south of Doha's glittering skyline, Al Thumama Stadium will host FIFA World Cup Qatar
2022™ matches up to and including the quarter-finals.
A coming of age for the beautiful game
Al Thumama Stadium is dynamic, empowering and truly imaginative. In keeping with all of Qatar’s
new FIFA World Cup 2022™ venues, this arena has been designed to celebrate Arab culture and
traditions, just as much as the tournament itself.
An enduring future
Al Thumama Stadium’s unmistakable presence sits majestically amid its lush green surroundings.
Areas for play and relaxation have been created to not only beautify the venue, but to further
enhance the lives and futures of the local communities.
In legacy mode, the stadium's capacity will be reduced to meet local needs and provide
quality sporting infrastructure to developing nations. The remaining 20,000-seat arena will
be used for football and other sporting events.
A branch of the world-renowned Aspetar Sports Clinic will open on site, while a boutique
hotel will also replace the stadium's upper stands.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Located in one of Qatar's most traditional
Home to the hugely popular Al Rayyan Sports
An exciting new dawn has come to one of Qatar's most historic cities, which sits close to Doha on the way
to beautiful desert landscapes.
The gateway to the desert opened its doors to the world on 18 December 2020 with a spectacular debut
that included the Amir Cup final.
Al Rayyan, where Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is located, is known for its love of traditions and local culture, as
well as its hugely popular football team, Al Rayyan Sports Club. The close-knit community here is deeply
committed to the team, whose new arena will host up to 40,000 fans at FIFA World Cup 2022™ matches
through to the quarter-final stage.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, built on the site of a venue with the same name, incorporates symbols of Qatari
culture into its spectacular undulating façade. The facilities surrounding the stadium also mirror the
country, with sand dune-shaped structures recalling the beautifully wild lands to the west.
Al Rayyan welcomes football fans from around the world with open arms, eager to show them the rich
culture of Qatar.
Larning from the past to protect the future
Thanks to its location on the edge of the desert, preserving nature and its gifts has long been a priority
in resilient Al Rayyan – and this arena is no different. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
has delivered the venue using environmentally friendly building materials and practices.
Every part of the stadium district has been designed with sustainability in mind. After the FIFA World
Cup Qatar 2022™ has come to a close, 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
enable Al Rayyan to maintain the intimate, neighbourly character it's famous for.
Fans arriving at this 60,000-capacity arena will have never seen anything like it.
A giant tent structure covers the entire stadium, located in the northern city of Al Khor. The stadium will
host the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and fixtures right through to the semi-finals.
A uniquely Qatari stadium, to rival the best in the world
Delivered by Aspire Zone Foundation
, the stadium takes its name from bayt al sha'ar – tents historically used by nomadic people in Qatar
and the Gulf region. In common with Qatar's famous hospitality, Al Bayt Stadium welcomes guests from
far and wide, entertaining them and inviting them to experience the country's traditional culture.
The stadium design honours Qatar's past and present, while keeping one eye on the future of the
With Qatar’s sustainability goals firmly in mind, its creation will be a model of green development.
Facilities for the community are springing up around it. As well as providing a first-class venue for the
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, this arena is a shining example for future stadium construction.
A host bringing cultures together
Just 35km north of Doha, Al Khor is a city famous for its pearl diving and fishing; its charms tempted
traditionally desert-dwelling people to the coast. Al Khor's ability to bring cultures together made it a
natural choice for hosting a FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadium.
After the tournament, the arena will reach even more people around the globe in a remarkable way.
Like a true nomad's tent, it is portable. The upper tier of modular design seating will be removed
following the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and given to developing nations that need sporting infrastructure
– a lasting reminder of Qatar's generous spirit.