Qatar World Cup 2022 Magnificent Stadiums

Qatar World Cup 2022 Magnificent Stadiums

9 days only left to the world’s biggest football event, the FIFA World Cup. The sporting event comes with all the pomp and color and not forgetting deep pockets invested in the entire event.

This year’s tournament bill is being paid by Qatar for the most expensive World Cup ever held. The magnificent new stadiums have cost more than 6.5 billion US Dollars and are all ready for the November 20th Kickoff.

We take a look at the 8 stadiums that the World Cup matchest will be played on.

Al Bayt Stadium

5 Group Matches to be played here including the opening match.
1 Round of 16 match
1 Quarter-Final match
1 Semi-Final match

Al Bayt Stadium

The Al Bayt Stadium, which has a 60,000-spectator capacity, will host the opening match of the 2022 World Cup.

This stadium will host nine matches including the opener between Qatar and Ecuador on Nov. 20.

The venue took its name from “bayt al sha’ar”, the tents were used by nomadic people in Qatar and the Gulf region.

It is in Al Khor City, 35 kilometers north of Doha.

Lusail Stadium

5 Group Matches to be played here
1 Round of 16 match
1 Quarter-Final match
1 Semi-Final match
Final match to be played in this stadium

Lusail Stadium

With its capacity of 80,000 spectators, the Lusail Stadium is the largest football venue of Qatar 2022.

Having gold panels to have an elegant look, the Lusail Stadium will host several matches including the final that will decide the winner on Dec. 18.

Title contenders Argentina (Group C) and Brazil (Group G) will play their two matches in this stadium.

Al Janoub Stadium

5 Group Matches
1Round of 16 match

Al Janoub Stadium

The Al Janoub Stadium was designed by Zaha Hadid, a famous Iraqi-British architect who died in 2016.

Its roof was inspired by the sails of traditional sailing vessels and pearl diving.

The unique-designed stadium will host 2018 champions France for a match.

France will meet Australia in a Group D match on Nov. 22 at the Al Janoub Stadium.

It can host 40,000 fans.

Education City Stadium

5 Group Matches
1 Round of 16 match
1 Quarter-Final match

Education City Stadium

The Education City Stadium can change its color with the sun’s movement across the sky. Its facade features triangles that form diamond-esque geometrical shapes.

The arena has 40,000 capacity.

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

5 Group Matches
1Round of 16 match

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

Located right on the edge of the desert, the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium was said to be inspired by local culture and traditions

“The intricate façade reflects the undulations of sand dunes while intricate geometric patterns reflect the beauty of the desert, native flora and fauna, as well as local and international trade,” the organizers said.

The stadium can host 40,000 fans.

Multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium

5 Group Matches
1 Round of 16
Match for Third Place

Multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium

A multi-purpose stadium in Doha, the Khalifa International Stadium opened in 1976.

It hosted several major contests such as the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, and the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

The Khalifa International Stadium has a 40,000-spectator capacity.

Stadium 974

5 Group Matches
1 Round of 16 match

Stadium 974

The Stadium 974 is the first temporary football venue in the FIFA World Cup history.

The venue that can host 40,000 fans was opened in 2021.

It was made from 974 recycled shipping containers.

The number 974 is also Qatar’s calling code.

Al Thumama Stadium

5 Group Matches
1 Round of 16 match
1 Quarter-Final

Al Thumama Stadium

The Al Thumama Stadium’s design is representing “Gahfiya”, which is a traditional Arab cap worn by men and boys.

The facade and roof is circular.

The venue’s capacity is 40,000.

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