FIFA World Cup 2022 Venues: 8 amazing and wonderful architectures of Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022: The big football feast is finally coming and this time it will be held in the Middle East of the world. 

A total of eight stadiums spread over five different areas Qatar will host 32 teams out of 64 matches at the 2022 World Cup. Fans will be able to enjoy more than one 2022 FIFA World Cup match every day. 

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The incredible eight stadiums of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Fifa world cup will be held in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December.


FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums

No. Stadium City Matches Capacity
1 Lusail Iconic Stadium Lusail 10 80,000
2 Al Bayt Stadium Al Khor 9 60,000
3 Al Janoub Stadium Al Wakrah 7 40,000
4 Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium Al Rayyan 7 40,000
5 Khalifa International Stadium Al Rayyan 8 40,000
6 Education City Stadium Al Rayyan 8 40,000
7 Stadium 974 Doha 7 40,000
8 Al Thumama Stadium Doha 8 40,000

Lusail Stadium

The Lusail Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the Al Daayen area of Lusail City and its fans will be able to reach the stadium via the better way or via the Doha Metro. The design committee chose a design that was inspired by paintings found in Arab countries.

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The Lusail Stadium is the center of a new development in Lusail City, on the northern edge of Doha on the Arabian Gulf coast, about 20 kilometers from the center of Doha and 9 kilometers from the Pearl. The opening of the stadium is scheduled for 2022.

  • Lusail Stadium Qatar Location – Lusail
  • Lusail Stadium Qatar Capacity – 40000 People

Al Bayt Stadium Qatar

Al Bayt Stadium Qatar Al Bayt Qatar Stadium is located in the city of Al Khor, about 35 kilometers from Doha. Al Bayt Qatar Stadium takes its name from Bayt al sha’ar, the most commonly used stadium in the Gulf region. This is a description of the stadium. Al Bayt Stadium honors Qatar’s achievements in the past and influences the future and embraces green and environmental practices.

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  • Al Bayt Stadium Qatar Location – Al Khor
  • Al Bayt Stadium Qatar Capacity – 60000 People

Khalifa International Stadium

Khalifa International Stadium is Qatar’s football stadium since 1976. The stadium was built as an exhibition venue for the 1976 Gulf Cup held in Qatar and initially held 20,000 spectators. When it was announced that Khalifa Stadium is part of Fifa 2022, things are being improved there. The famous stadium was built in Qatar in 1976 and renovated and renovated in 2005 and sits next to the Olympic Museum in Qatar 3-2-1. 

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Khalifa International Stadium Qatar Location – Doha
Khalifa International Stadium Qatar Capacity – 40000 People

Al Thumama Stadium

Another iconic image of Doha, this stadium is a marvel of Arab architecture and its design refers to the harmony of Arab cities and their combined cultural heritage. The stadium’s design was inspired by the gahfiya, a traditional hat worn across the Middle East. During the World Cup, Al Thumama Stadium will host five matches of the first round, one round of 16 and one quarter-final. Al Thumama Stadium officially opened on October 22, 2021 with the final match of Amir 49 between Al-Sadd and Al-Rayyan (1-1)

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Al Thumama Stadium Qatar Location – Doha
Al Thumama Stadium Qatar Capacity – 40000 People

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

This stadium is known for reflecting on the Arab culture through the “unprecedented facade” and the interesting fact about this is that when the 2022 FIFA World Cup will reduce the stadium to half the capacity to 20 000 The remaining seats will be awarded overseas. Its main feature is the facade which incorporates the distinctive symbols of Qatari culture and is made from the sand of the nearby desert.

During the World Cup, the stadium will host the first round and round of 16 matches. The stadium was built in place of the former Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, home of Al Rayyan SC. Initially the plan was to expand and renovate the existing stadium, but in the end, they built a new stadium. 

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Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium Qatar Location – Al Rayyan
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium Qatar Capacity – 40000 People

Stadium 974

It is one of the newly built stadiums in Doha and derives its name from the fact that Qatar’s national dialing code is 974 and 974 refers to the shipping used for example. 

The stadium is made up of modular blocks that include shipping boxes. After the World Cup, it will be completely scrapped and redone. Stadium 974 is part of a new development being built in Gulf Shores, although other areas are still under construction. The stadium can be reached in 30-40 minutes from the east side of central Doha, but keep in mind that Doha is not a walkable city. 

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Stadium 974 Qatar Location – Doha
Stadium 974 Qatar Capacity – 40000 People

Education City Stadium

Education City Stadium Also known as the Qatar Foundation Stadium, it was designed to resemble a diamond in the desert. Completed in 2020, the stadium is expected to host a first-round, 16-game, quarter-final.

The stadium will have a capacity of about 40,000 seats. After the tournament, the capacity will be reduced to 20,000. In the 2022 World Cup, the stadium will host 5 first round matches, 1 round of 16 and 1 quarter round matches. Education City Stadium is one of the two venues for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, which due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be played at the beginning of 2021. 

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Education City Stadium Qatar Location – Doha
Education City Stadium Qatar Capacity – 40000 People

Al Janoub Stadium

 One of the most recently opened stadiums, it was officially launched in 2019 and has a hall with an exhibition-like structure with three shells and a green flag to host FIFA World Cup matches for 10 minutes and the last five. The stadium is qualified to host World Cup matches up to quarter-finals. After the tournament, the stadium will be reduced by removing the second level and the capacity of 20,000. Al Janoub Stadium is located in the eastern part of Al Wakrah city on Al Wukair city road. The stadium is located about 5 kilometers east of the Central Souk on the Al Wakrah coast.

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Al Janoub Stadium Qatar Location – Al Wakrah
Al Janoub Stadium Qatar Capacity – 40000 People

It will also be the second FIFA World Cup to be held in Asia. The 2002 World Cup was hosted by Japan and South Korea.

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