2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off in Qatar on the 12th of November. Games will occur at eight stadiums in five cities within a 55-km radius of Doha, the capital city. Doha.
According to the FIFA website, the official stadiums for this World Cup are Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, and Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan and Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums
Apart from Khalifa International Stadium, all other stadiums were built in the past three years, with their participation in the FIFA World Cup at the forefront of their minds. They all have received 5-star ratings from the Global Sustainability Assessment System and are equipped with the latest climate control systems to regulate temperatures.
Lusail Iconic Stadium, situated in Lusail
Lusail Iconic Stadium will host the final game in 2022’s FIFA World Cup on December 18. The largest stadium for Qatar’s tournament with a capacity of 80,000, Lusail Stadium will also be the most crowded. It will play host to 10 matches which include the final.
The size and design of the stadium promise an impressive spectacle. “Lusail’s form and design are reminiscent of the intricate designs on bowls and vessels typical of the golden time of art and craftsmanship across the Arab and Islamic world,” says the FIFA website.
Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor
The first event of the FIFA World Cup 2022 (between Qatar and Ecuador) will be held in the Al Bayt Stadium, which has a total area of more than the football pitch 30. It can accommodate 60,000 and will play host to nine games.
The biggest stadium, following Lusail, was designed to resemble the Bayt al sha’ar – the tents used by nomadic tribes of Qatar. Its unique design is inspired by the silky fabric used to create these traditional homes.
Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah
This retractable roof soccer stadium can hold 4000. Al Janoub Stadium’s futuristic style is a reference to the traditional Qatari sails and Dhow boats. The stadium will be home to 7 games during the FIFA World Cup.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan
The stadium was constructed specifically to host this year’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and was built to replace the stadium there. It can hold 40,000 people simultaneously. The stadium’s facade is situated on the edge of a desert, a reflection of the swirls of the dunes.
Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan
There will be a total of eight World Cup matches will take place at Khalifa International Stadium, which provides a capacity of 40,000 seats. The stadium was constructed in 1976. Khalifa International Stadium has hosted the Asian Games, the Arabian Gulf Cup, and various other events. It is also named The National Stadium and is instantly recognized by its two arches.
Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan
Education City Stadium, Qatar Foundation Stadium, will host the quarterfinal phase of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with eight matches. The stadium “draws upon the rich heritage of Islamic architecture and blends modernity and striking style,” and its façade is adorned with geometric designs.
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