FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadiums: The guide to everything you need to know

All your questions on the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadiums.

The football stadium; a place where fans gather all over the world to enjoy the globe’s favourite sport and in Qatar, they will be showcasing eight of the best at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.

With less than nine months to go, the stadiums are some of the most sustainable ever being constructed to be climate controlling and zero-carbon emitting.

Are you ready to take your seat?

Here is a quick guide to all the stadiums being used at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.

 

AL-BAYT STADIUM

 

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About the Al-Bayt Stadium

Honouring Qatar’s past and present, the Al-Bayt Stadium is shaped like a tent highlighting the country’s past traditions and tents used by nomads in the desert. Replete with a retractable roof, the upper tier of seating will be removed after the tournament and sent to developing nations.

 

Where is the Al-Bayt Stadium?

This FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadium is located in Al Khor, 35km outside of Doha.

 

How did the Al-Bayt Stadium get its name?

The name is derived from the aforementioned tents; bayt al sha’ar. The stadium is also known as Al Khor Stadium.

 

What is the capacity of the Al-Bayt Stadium?

60,000 fans will fit into this ground during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar, however, once the tournament is completed, the capacity will be reduced to 32,000.

 

What matches will be played at the Al-Bayt Stadium?

The stadium will have the honour of playing host to the opening of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar as well as a quarter-final and semi-final tie.

 

AL JANOUB STADIUM

 

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About the Al Janoub Stadium

One of the most aesthetically pleasing stadiums of any tournament never mind the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar, the Al Janoub Stadium’s roof is one of traditional dhow boats, manned by divers on the hunt for pearls in the sea. Fans can expect to admire postmodernist and neo-futuristic designs inspired by maritime trade and sailing during a break in play.

 

Where is the Al Janoub Stadium?

This FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadium is located in Al-Wakrah; a 22-minute drive south of Doha.

 

How did Al Janoub Stadium get its name?

Previously known as the Al-Wakrah Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium’s name was inaugurated by The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and means ‘stadium of the south’.

 

What is the capacity of the Al Janoub Stadium?

The stadium holds 40,000 football fans and was the scene to the 2019 Amir Cup final between Al Saad SC and Al-Duhail SC.

 

What matches will be played at the Al Janoub Stadium?

Al Janoub Stadium is pencilled in to the host the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar last 16 tie between winner of Group E and the runner-up of Group F.

 

EDUCATION CITY STADIUM

 

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About the Education City Stadium

Reflecting a diamond in the desert this ground glitters during the day and glows at night. One of the most sustainable stadiums in the world, the Education City Stadium received a five-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System with 20 per cent of its building materials being green.

 

Where is the Education City Stadium?

This FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadium is found in Al Rayyan.

 

How did the Education City Stadium get its name?  

The ‘Diamond in the Desert’ gets its name from being nestled amidst the university campuses in Qatar Foundation’s Education City complex. It is also known as the Qatar Foundation stadium.

 

What is the capacity of the Education City Stadium?

Some 45,350 football fans will be able to watch events unfold on the pitch at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.

 

What matches will be played at the Education City Stadium?

A round of 16 tie and quarter-final will be played at this venue.

 

AHMAD BIN ALI STADIUM

 

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About the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

The second stadium on our rundown of FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadiums that is based in Al Rayyan, this ground mirrors the beautiful sand dunes of the country. Like a number of stadiums on this list, it will donate half of its modular seats to football projects around the globe after the tournament.

 

Where is the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium?

The venue is in Al Rayyan.

 

How did the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium get its name?

The Ahmad bin Ali Stadium is named after the Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani. It is also known as the Al Rayyan Stadium.

 

What is the capacity of the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium?

The stadium will accommodate up to 44,740 spectators during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.

 

What matches will be played at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium?

The stadium is slated to host one round 16 tie at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.

 

AL THUMAMA STADIUM

 

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About the Al Thumama Stadium

We are in Doha for this football stadium which is inspired by the traditional headgear won by men and boys in Qatar; the gahfiya. After the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar, the stadium will be repurposed to meet the local sporting community’s needs.

 

Where is the Al Thumama Stadium?

As mentioned above the Al Thumama Stadium is based in the capital of the country, Doha.

 

How did the Al Thumama Stadium get its name?

The stadium shares its name with a tree that grows in the region.

 

What is the capacity of the Al Thumama Stadium?

Another small stadium at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar, the Al Thumama Stadium will host 40,000 football fans.

 

What matches will be played at the Al Thumama Stadium?

One round 16 and one quarter-final clash will take place here.

 

KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM

 

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About the Khalifa International Stadium

The first stadium to completed for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar thanks to it only needing a touch up as opposed to full construction, the Khalifa International Stadium possesses state-of-the-art AC system to keep you cool as the action heats up on the field. The new dual archers represent continuity and is the national stadium of the Qatar football team.

 

Where is the Khalfia International Stadium?

The stadium is the third and final entry from Al Rayyan on Team Yalla’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadiums guide.

 

How did the Khalifa International Stadium get its name?

The stadium is named after Qatar’s former Emir, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.

 

What is the capacity of the Khalifa International Stadium?

The upgraded stadium will now see 40,000 fans enjoy the action at the World Cup in Qatar.

 

How many matches will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium?

A round 16 match as well as the match in which no one wants to be involved; the third-place play-off; will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium.

 

LUSAIL ICONIC STADIUM

 

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About the Lusail Iconic Stadium

Iconic by name and iconic by nature, this behemoth of a stadium is based on the traditional Arabic lantern, fanar, with the structure and façade echoing the intricate decorative motifs on bowls, vessels and other art pieces found across the Arab and Islamic world as well as global art exhibitions and museums.

 

Where is the Lusail Iconic Stadium?

The ground is located in the metropolitan area of Lusail which will be serviced by a recently opened metro.

 

How did the Lusail Iconic Stadium get its name?

It’s based in Lusail and when you see it, you will understand why the iconic adjective has been added.

 

What is the capacity of the Lusail Iconic Stadium?

The biggest of all the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar stadiums, the ground will hold some 80,000 people.

 

What matches will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium?

The Lusail Iconic Stadium will be the scene of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar as well as last 16, quarter-final and a semi-final ties.

 

STADIUM 974

 

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About Stadium 974

Stadium 974 opened on 30 November 2021 and it will be the first stadium in the history of the FIFA World Cup to be a temporary venue. Shipping containers housed in the stadium will be dismantled after the tournament and sent to under-developed countries in Africa.

 

Where is Stadium 974?

This FIFA World Cup Qatar stadium is based in the Ras Abu Aboud of the capital of Doha.

 

How did Stadium 974 get its name?

Arguably the coolest name for any stadium to be used at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar, the name comes from the fact that 974 shipping containers are incorporated into the design of the ground as well as the international dialing code for Qatar is (+974).

 

What is the capacity of Stadium 974?

Stadium 974 will host up 40,000 spectators during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar, making it one of the smallest grounds in the tournament.

 

What matches will be played at Stadium 974 during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar?

To date only one match has been scheduled for Stadium 974, the last 16 between the winner of Group G v the runner-up of Group H.

 

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