Five Amazing stadiums for FIFA 2022 as 'Qatar deserves the best'

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5 Amazing stadiums for FIFA 2022 as ‘Qatar deserves the best’

1. KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM

Located in Al Rayyan Municipality, Khalifa International Stadium has long played a leading role in Qatar’s development as a premier host of major events. 

 

The Aspire Zone Foundation, a stakeholder of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), is leading the upgrade and renovation of Khalifa International Stadium. The stadium will feature 40,000 seats for spectators in 2022, along with a number of upgraded facilities. 

The history of Khalifa International Stadium has mirrored Qatar’s growth and development. The stadium was the first of its kind in Qatar, and has been a source of pride and a symbol of the country’s sporting ambitions for generations of Qataris and the expatriates who happily call the country home. Originally built as a 20,000-seat stadium in 1976, Khalifa International Stadium hosted the Gulf Cup that year. 

New facilities at the stadium will include the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, which will celebrate Qatar’s culture of sport and the global sports heritage represented by the Olympic Games. The museum, one of 22 members of the Olympic Museum Network, will feature interactive exhibits alongside historical objects, guaranteeing a wide audience and further cementing Qatar’s position as a centre of sporting excellence in the Middle East. 

Her Highness Sheikha Al Mayassa, chairperson for Qatar Museums, released a short video of her recent site tour:

2. AL WAKRAH STADIUM 

Al Wakrah stadium that will be capable of hosting group stage, round of 16 and quarterfinal matches during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Located approximately 15 kilometres south of Doha, Al Wakrah and the surrounding areas are among the oldest continuously inhabited areas in Qatar. Taking the dhow boats that carried generations of Qatari fishermen and pearl divers as inspiration, the design of Al Wakrah Stadium and the surrounding precinct weaves together the city’s cultural heritage with Qatar’s progressive outlook, as defined in the  Qatar National Vision 2030. In addition to the stadium and precinct, Al Wakrah’s seafaring identity will be incorporated into the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar fan experience. 

A natural grass pitch cooled to a temperature not exceeding 26 degrees Celsius will ensure that brilliant football is played. Spectator stands will be cooled to a supremely comfortable 24-28 degrees Celsius. 

3. AL BAYT STADIUM 

AL KHOR CITY

Al Khor is a relaxed seaside city in the north of Qatar, approximately 40 kilometres from the capital, Doha. Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City and the surrounding precinct will honour Qatar’s past while fully embracing the country’s global future.

In 2022, the stadium will have the capacity to host 60,000 spectators, and will fulfil all FIFA requirements for hosting FIFA World Cup™ matches through to the semi-final round. 

Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City perfectly embodies the spirit of Qatar. Using the latest technologies and breathtaking innovations, it tells the story of a nation that has welcomed visitors into its warm embrace, in times of both scarcity and plenty, and treated them as family — regardless of differences in background, history or culture.

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