82-Soccer Or Football : FIFA World Cup 2022 - Qatar-2
FIFA World Cup 2022-Qatar - Stadiums
(1) Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail Iconic)
The new Lusail Iconic Stadium, with a capacity of 86,250, will host the
opening and final matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup if Qatar is granted
hosting rights. Located in Lusail City, the stadium takes its inspiration
from the sail of a traditional dhow boat and is surrounded by water. After
the FIFA World Cup, the stadium will be used to host other spectacular sporting
and cultural events.
(2) Doha Port Stadium (Doha Port)
The new Doha Port Stadium will be a completely modular stadium with 44,950
seats. The stadium, which will sit on an artificial peninsula in the Gulf,
is designed to evoke its marine setting. Water from the Gulf will run over
its outer facade, aiding in the cooling process and adding to its visual allure.
Fans will have the option of arriving on a water taxi or ferry. After the FIFA
World Cup the whole stadium will be disassembled and the seats sent to developing
countries to further their football development.
(3) Sports City Stadium (Sports City)
Drawing inspiration from traditional Arab tents, Sports City Stadium
will have 47,560 seats. A retractable roof, partly retractable pitch
and retractable stands will make the stadium Qatar's premiere multi-use
facility in the decades following the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The stadiums
innovative features will make it an ideal venue for football matches,
but also concerts, theatre performances and non-football related athletic
(4) Education City Stadium (Education City)
Education City Stadium takes the form of a jagged diamond, glittering by
day and glowing by night. The 45,350-seat stadium will be located in the
midst of several university campuses at Education City, easily accessible
for fans both in Qatar and in neighboring Bahrain, which will be only 51
minutes away from the stadium by high-speed rail. Following the FIFA World
Cup the stadium will retain 25,000 seats for use by university athletic
(5) Umm Slal Stadium (Umm Slal)
Umm Slal Stadium, located in the vicinity of one of Qatar's most
historically important forts, will have 45,120 seats. The design is a
modern interpretation of traditional Arab forts, like the one in nearby
Umm Slal Mohammed. After the FIFA World Cup seating capacity will be
reduced to 25,500. The stadium will be used by Umm Slal FC.
(6) Qatar University Stadium (Qatar University)
Replacing an existing track and field stadium on Qatar University's campus,
Qatar University Stadium will have 43,520 seats. The stadiums gold facade
blends traditional Arabic geometric patterns with free-form open surfaces,
conjuring both past and future. The stadium will be used by student athletes
following the FIFA World Cup, with a seating capacity of 23,500.
(7) Al-Gharafa Stadium (Gharafa)
The existing 21,175 capacity Al-Gharafa stadium will be expanded to
44,740 seats using modular elements forming an upper tier. The facade
will be made up of ribbons representing the nations that qualify for
the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will symbolize football and the mutual
friendship, tolerance and respect that the tournament represents. The
stadium will be downscaled to its existing capacity after the tournament
(8) Al-Khor Stadium (Khor)
Al-Khor is a brand new 45,330-capacity stadium with a stunning seashell
motif and a flexible roof. The permanent lower tier seats 25,500 and the
modular upper tier seats 19,830. The stadium offers spectators a stunning
view of the Arabian Gulf from their seats and will be located in a sports
and recreation zone.
(9) Al-Rayyan Stadium (Rayyan)
The existing Al-Rayyan Stadium with a seating capacity of 21,282 will
be expanded to 44,740 seats using modular elements to form an upper
tier. The stadium is designed with a special "media membrane"
facade that acts as a screen for projecting news, updates and current
matches. The stadium will be downsized to its current capacity after
(10) Al-Wakrah Stadium (Wakrah)
Al-Wakrah is one of Qatar's oldest cities, with a long history of
commercial fishing and pearl diving. Al-Wakrah stadium, with a
capacity of 45,120, takes its cues from the sea that has played
such an important role in the city's history. After the FIFA World
Cup, the stadium's capacity will be reduced to 25,500 seats.
(11) Al-Shamal Stadium Shamal)
Al-Shamal stadium will have a capacity of 45,120, with a permanent lower
tier of 25,500 seats and a modular upper tier of 19,620 seats. The stadiums
shape is derived from the "dhow" fishing boat used in the Gulf.
Spectators are expected to arrive from the Doha Expressway, water taxis,
the Bahrain-Qatar Friendship Bridge and the new Metro Rail.
(12) Khalifa International Stadium (Khalifa)
Redesigned for Qatar's successful hosting of the 2006 Asian Games, Khalifa
International Stadium's current capacity of 50,000 will be expanded to
68,030 for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The stadium, which includes sweeping
arcs and partially covered stands, is the centerpiece of Aspire Zone, a
sports complex that includes the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence,
ASPETAR Sports Medicine Hospital and many other sporting venues
[written on 2/9/2011]