Keywords: FIFA World Cup 2022, stadiums for World Cup 2022, Qatar
After less than a year away, the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar. The preparations for 8 stadiums are in full force for the most anticipated global event of this year. Euro 2020 is still fresh in our minds after it was postponed to the summer of 2021, yet we're already preparing the next major tournament and it will be a Christmas tournament for the first time ever. The big event will be held from November.21st, 2022 to December.18, 2022 - One week before Christmas Day.
Lusail Stadium, also known as Lusail Iconic Stadium, is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world. The stadium is designed by Norman Foster, and it has a capacity of 80,000 people-the largest of all 8 stadiums. It's located in the prominent locations in Lusail, which is a new city that's being built in Qatar. The overall planning of the stadium features a tram system, and lush green spaces, turning it into a sustainability-focused arena that focuses on human needs and environmental conservation. Once the event is over, it will be transformed into a multi-purpose community hub with schools, shops, cafés, sporting facilities, and health clinics. The stadium was inaugurated end of 2021.
AI Bayt Stadium
AI Bayt Stadium is located in Al Khor, which is a city that's northeast of Doha, set to host matches up to and including the semi-final stage during Qatar 2022.The stadium is designed by the famous Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid with a capacity of 60,000 people. The design of the stadium spreads the culture, traditions and history of the city. The roof of the stadium will be made of 18 petals. The main stand can change colors whenever fans want it to.The stadium was inaugurated end of 2021.
AI Janoub Stadium
AI Janoub Stadium is designed to look like a traditional Qatari dhow boat. It's located in Al Wakrah, one of the oldest inhabited areas of the south of Doha. The 40,000-seat stadium opened on 16 May 2019, coinciding with the Amir Cup final.The exterior is made of white panels that will reflect the sun's light. Al Janoub Stadium was the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be built from scratch and will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is located in Al Rayyan, which is a city that's west of Doha.Designed by the architecture firm Populous, the stadium is Labeled as the "gateway to the desert". One main design feature is the undulating façade, made of patterns that characterize different aspects of the country, such as "the importance of family, the beauty of the desert, the native flora and fauna, as well as local and international trade". The stadium will have a capacity of 44,000 people.It's set to open in 2019.
Khalifa International Stadium
The Khalifa International Stadium was built in 1976 in Al Rayyan. It is one of the most iconic stadiums in the country, having hosted several top international events and matches like the Asian Games, the Gulf Cup and the AFC Asian Cup.The stadium was completed in 2017, and it's the first stadium in Qatar to be completed.The stadium is expanded to accommodate 40,000 fans and equipped with an "innovative cooling technology". The exterior of the stadium is made of an inner layer with tubes on it that will filter the sun's rays.
Education City Stadium
The Education City Stadium is Located in Education City, home of Qatar Foundation. The stadium is set to have a capacity of 40,000 people.The ground has been designed in the form of a jagged diamond that will glitter by day and, quite literally, glow by night. It is labeled 'Diamond in the Desert' and was also the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to achieve a five-star design and build rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, also known as Stadium 974, is considered to be one of the most innovative stadium designs of all 8 structures. It's set on the shores of the Gulf and overlooking Doha just a few kilometres away.Inspired by Doha's character and history as a major port city on the Arabian Gulf, the stadium is Built using modified shipping containers and modular steel elements.Stadium 974 is the first fully demountable stadium in FIFA World Cup history.It has a capacity of 40,000 people.
AI Thumama Stadium
AI Thumama Stadium is located just 12 km from central Doha. The interesting design of this arena is inspired by the gahfiya, the traditional woven cap worn by Arab males.The gahfiya forms a fundamental layer of the traditional clothing of the region. It is also a symbol of dignity and independence.In addition to its design, the area surrounding the project explores the importance of ecological and contextual architecture, targeting Global Sustainability Assessment System Trust (GSAS) 4-star certification for both design and construction.It has a capacity of 40,000 people.
2022 will be an amazing year with such a great event - FIFA World Cup 2022. Thousands of football enthusiasts from across the globe will descend upon the tiny Middle Eastern nation of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. A highest level of excitement globally can be anticipated for the global event in Qatar. The stadiums are ready, jerseys ready, are you?