“World Cup Qatar 2022” hosted at 8 venues in 5 cities

"World Cup Qatar 2022" hosted at 8 venues in 5 cities Football Games

The World Cup Qatar 2022 takes place at 8 stadiums in 5 cities: Lusail, Al Khor, Doha, Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah.

It is interesting to see the history and culture of Qatar in each stadium. Consideration is also given to the environment.

Doha’s “Stadium 974” was built for the World Cup and is dismantled and reused after the finals. It’s the first time in the history of the World Cup to hold the games of the finals in a temporary stadium.

It’s said that the infrastructure development of the host countries progress in the World Cup, however, Qatar’s population is about 2.5 million people, and they may have judged that the stadiums are surplus after the final tournament.

Compared to past World Cups, the distance between each stadium is short, making it relatively easy to move around. Qatar’s territory is the smallest among countries in history to host the World Cup.

All 8 stadiums have either been newly built or renovated for the 2022 World Cup. The weather in Qatar during the summer months is extremely harsh for working outdoors. In order to make this competition a success, a large number of labours worked hard and devoted themselves to the project for a long period of time. We must never forget that these great stadiums are the result of the blood and sweat of many people.

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Host cities:
Match venues:
Al Khor (Al Bayt Stadium)
Lusail (Lusail Iconic Stadium)
Doha (Stadium 974)
Doha (Al Thumama Stadium)
Al Rayyan (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium)
Al Rayyan (Education City Stadium)
Al Rayyan (Khalifa International Stadium)
Al Wakrah (Al Janoub Stadium)
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Host cities:

5 cities, namely Lusail, Al Khor, Doha, Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah.

Match venues:

Among the 8 stadiums in 5 cities, 2 venues are in Doha and 3 venues in Al Rayyan. All the stadiums are concentrated on the east coast of the Qatar Peninsula and fit in a semicircle with a diameter of 60 km centred on Doha.

Al Khor (Al Bayt Stadium, Open: 2021, Capacity: 60,000)

Al Bayt Stadium was designed by Dar Al-Handasah. The motif is based on the traditional tent of the nomadic Bedouin in the Arab world, “Bait-al-Sha’ar.” After World Cup 2022, it has a capacity of 32,000 seats and get partially converted into a shopping mall, sports facilities and a luxury hotel. You can view the field from the hotel rooms.

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Lusail (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Open: 2021, Capacity: 80,000)

Lusail Iconic Stadium is the largest stadium in Qatar. Owned by Qatar Football Association. Designed by UK’s “Foster + Partners.” MANICA Architecture of the United States, which specialises in large-scale sports architecture, supported as well. It has a circular shape with a motif of bowl weaving, which is known as an Arab craft. The centre of the roof can be opened and closed. The walls are structured like the sails of a dhow.

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Doha (Stadium 974, Open: 2021, Capacity: 40,000)

Stadium 974 was designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects. “974” is Qatar’s international phone number. Located on Doha’s coast, it is inspired by the historical port area. It has a modular structure in which shipping containers are stacked, and they get dismantled and reused after the tournament. The first ever temporary stadium for the World Cup finals. In the construction plan, it was called “Ras Abu Aboud Stadium,” but the name “Stadium 974” was announced at the time of opening.

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Doha (Al Thumama Stadium, Open: 2021, Capacity: 40,000)

Al Thumama Stadium was designed by Ibrahim Jaidah Architects & Engineers (IJAE). Located near Hamad International Airport. The motif is Taqiyah, a traditional hat from the Middle East.

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Al Rayyan (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Open: 2020, Capacity: 44,740)

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium was named after the Emir of Qatar (1960-1972). When it was built in 2003, its capacity was 21,282, but it has been doubled in preparation for the 2022 World Cup. Designed by Pattern Design and completely renovated. Information for matches etc. may be displayed on a membrane outside of the stadium.

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Al Rayyan (Education City Stadium, Open: 2020, Capacity: 45,350)

Education City Stadium was designed by Pattern Design for architectural design and Buro Happold for engineering design. It’s a football stadium located on multiple university campuses. 20% of the building materials are derived from plants, and the GSAS (Global Sustainability Assessment System) rating is 5 stars. The shape of a diamond is used as a motif, and it is also described as “Diamond in the Desert.”

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Al Rayyan (Khalifa International Stadium, Open: 1976, Capacity: 40,000)

Khalifa International Stadium is the home of the Qatar national team. When the stadium opened in 1976, it had a capacity of 20,000, but it’s renovated and doubled in preparation for the 2022 World Cup. Designed by Dar Al-Handasah. An air-conditioned, open stadium that is very rare in the world. It’s equipped with a cooling system that cools and blows air through pipes with cold water.

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Al Wakrah (Al Janoub Stadium, Open: 2019, Capacity: 40,000)

The capacity of Al Janoub Stadium is halved from 40,000 at the time of construction to 20,000 after World Cup 2022. The construction of the stadium became the centrepiece of the new urban development plan. There are swimming pool, spa, shopping centre etc. in facility as well.

Al Janoub Stadium was designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid and her architectural firm, Zaha Hadid Architects. It is characterised by a mixture of postmodern architecture and neo-futurism, and has a motif of traditional dhow used by pearl divers in the Persian Gulf. The overall shape resembles a hull turned upside down by fishermen as a sunshade. The characteristic retractable roof is made of pleated fabric and wire. The flowing three-dimensional effect using curved lines is a very typical expression of Zaha Hadid’s architecture.

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