FIFA 2022 Fan Zones Around the World

FIFA 2022 Fan Zones Around the World By Josephine Justin - November 10, 2022
FIFA 2022 Fan Zones Around the World

FIFA 2022 Fan Zones

FIFA Fan Zones and FIFA Fan Festivals are special areas set up at FIFA World Cup events where fans can come together to watch matches, celebrate their team’s successes, and connect with other fans from around the world.

At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, there will be five FIFA Fan Zones located in Qatar’s five host cities: Doha, Al Khor, Al Wakrah, Education City, and Lusail. Each Fan Zone will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 fans, and will feature a giant screen showing all the live action, as well as food and drink stalls, music, and entertainment.

The FIFA Fan Festivals are even bigger events, and are held in major cities around the world during the World Cup. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will see Festivals taking place in London, New York, San Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and Seoul, apart from Doha.

Here's everything you need to know about visiting the FIFA Fan Festival in a nutshell!

DOHA

Opening hours:
FIFA Fan Festival Opening (19 Nov) 16:00 – 02:00
Group Match (20 Nov) 16:00 – 02:00
Group Matches (21 Nov – 29 Nov) 11:00 – 02:00
Group Matches (30 Nov – 2 Dec) 16:00 – 02:00
Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, 3rd Place and Final (3 Dec – 18 Dec) 16:00 – 02:00
Rest days (7-8, 11-12, 15-16 Dec) 16:00 – 02:00

Transport:
Metro: Al Bidda Park is directly served by the Red and Green Lines of the Doha Metro.
Arriving at the site: Corniche station (Red Line) is the closest metro station to the site, while Al Bidda station (Red and Green Lines) is another option for fans.
Leaving the site: fans will be directed north to West Bay-Qatar Energy metro station (Red Line), or south to Al Bidda metro station (Red and Green Lines). Corniche station cannot be used for leaving the FIFA Fan Festival site.
Bus services: The Corniche shuttle service will connect the West Bay and Souq Waqif areas. The B and C ring road shuttle services will transfer fans from their accommodation around these areas to the FIFA Fan Festival.
Bus operations will start at 08:00 and end at 02:00.
Tournament bus services: You can catch a direct bus to the stadium from the FIFA Fan Festival stadium express bus hub.
Bus operations will start four hours before kick-off and end 90 minutes after the final whistle.
Taxis and ride-sharing: The taxi and ride-sharing drop-off and pick-up points are located at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
Admission:
Entry: the FIFA Fan Festival is free of charge and open to everyone.
Re-entry: you can exit and re-enter at any time during the official opening hours.
COVID-19 measures: the FIFA Fan Festival, like all official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ events, will comply with all pandemic-related measures put in place by the local authorities at the time of the event. Stay tuned for more information by visiting this page regularly.
Minimum age: there is no minimum age to attend the FIFA Fan Festival. However, children (anyone aged under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Accessibility: guests with disabilities are very welcome at the FIFA Fan Festival. Numerous arrangements will be made on-site to ensure your visit is comfortable.

DUBAI

22 days of BUDX FIFA Fan Festival excitement in the heart of Dubai – Dubai Harbour, an extraordinary waterfront location that will provide fans with all the football action that the FIFA World Cup has to offer, set against the astonishing backdrop of the Dubai skyline. Fans can be part of this exciting event by purchasing their tickets online.

Address: Dubai Harbour, Dubai, U.A.E.

Opening dates: 20 November to 18 December 2022

Opening hours:

20 to 28 November: 12:00-03:00
29 November to 18 December: 15:00-03:00

MEXICO CITY

Fans in the Mexican capital can look forward to an event highlight right on their doorstep – the Corona FIFA Fan Festival at Plaza de la República. An iconic tourist destination centrally located in Mexico City, Plaza de la República is a public square that will naturally bring all fans together. Anyone who wants to be part of it can register for free tickets.

Address: De La República S/N Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, 06030 Mexico

Opening dates: 20 November to 18 December 2022

Opening hours: 09:00-18:00 every day

SAN PAOLO

7 days of celebrating the Brazilian national team at the Arena Brahma FIFA Fan Festival São Paulo. Vale do Anhangabaú, a public park located in the heart of São Paulo, will be the perfect place for fans to gather and enjoy FIFA World Cup action. Fans who want to join the celebration can register for free tickets.

Address: Av. São João, São Paulo - SP, 01310-200

Opening dates: 24 & 28 November / 2 & 5 & 9 & 13 & 18 December

Opening hours:

24 November: 14:00-01:00
28 November: 11:00-22:00
2 December: 15:00-02:00
5 December: 15:00-22:00
9 December: 11:00-midnight
13 December: 14:00-02:00
18 December: 12:00-tbd

RIO DE JANERO

The Arena Brahma FIFA Fan Festival Rio de Janeiro will take place on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – the Copacabana, an iconic location known for its vibrant atmosphere and breath-taking scenery, and as the location of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Fan Fest. Anyone who wants to celebrate Brazil’s matches with thousands of fans can register for free tickets.

Address: Copacabana Beach

Opening dates: 24 & 28 November / 2 & 5 & 9 & 13 & 18 December

Opening hours:

24 November: 14:00-01:00
28 November: 11:00-22:00
2 December: 15:00-02:00
5 December: 15:00-22:00
9 December: 11:00-midnight
13 December: 14:00-02:00
18 December: 12:00-Tbd

LONDON

A year-end highlight awaits the centre of European football: the BUDX FIFA Fan Festival in London’s newest entertainment hub – Outernet. Outernet provides state-of-the-art facilities with projection capabilities and a high-energy environment right on Tottenham Court Road – the best match-viewing experience outside of Qatar. Fans can be part of this exciting event by purchasing their tickets online.

Address: 1 St Giles Square, London, WC2

Opening dates: 21 & 25 & 29 November / 3 & 4 December

Opening hours:

21 November: 12:00-17:00
25 November: 17:00-22:00
29 November: 17:00-22:00
3 December: 13:00-18:00
4 December: 17:00-22:00

SEOUL

BUDX FIFA Fan Festival Seoul brings the FIFA World Cup atmosphere to East Asia. S. Factory is a unique venue that will provide fans with an extraordinary match-viewing and phenomenal brand experience. It is located in Seongsu-dong, one of the trendiest parts of town, known as the “Brooklyn of Seoul”. Seongsu-dong is the go-to arts and entertainment destination, and S-Factory sits at the heart of it all. Fans can be part of this exciting event by purchasing their tickets online.

Address: (seongsu-dong); Seongsu / Seongsu-dong

Opening dates: 24 & 28 November / 3 December

Kick-off times: opening hours will be announced shortly

24 & 28 November: 22:00
3 December: midnight

With so many great ways to enjoy the 2022 FIFA World Cup, there’s no excuse not to be a part of the action!
 

By Josephine Justin - November 10, 2022

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