Qatar 2022 World Cup stadiums are among the most important stadiums that will impress the world in the upcoming World Cup. Qatar has defied the world and announced that the 2022 World Cup, which will be honored to host its matches, will be one of the most wonderful and beautiful copies of the World Cup. Qatar has built world-class environmentally friendly stadiums with the highest standards in the world. To dazzle the world after the opening of one stadium after another recently. We talked before about Qatar’s stadiums in the World Cup, and today we provide more information about it.
In December 2010, Qatar won the hosting of the 2022 World Cup, to the astonishment of many Western countries, especially when it won against the United States of America and Russia. Thus, Qatar became the first Arab country in the entire Arab world to host this tournament.
Since the first day of winning the organization of the 2022 World Cup, the Qatari government has developed a plan to impress the whole world, despite its small size.
Qatar announced that the 2022 World Cup will be an unparalleled version in history.
Qatar refused any aid from some of its neighboring countries in order to hold any matches there.
Qatar has submitted several necessary reports to FIFA, which include its full preparations to host the World Cup, including the following:
One of the most important priorities of the Qatari government was to modernize the country’s infrastructure, so that it can host a huge number of fans and journalists before and during the 2022 World Cup. By modernizing its infrastructure, it can market itself in the eyes of the world to be a beacon of tourism after that.
Since the first day of the World Cup, the attention of the whole world has been focused on the quality of the stadiums and stadiums. For this reason, Qatar will have the most prominent architects design eight stadiums for the tournament matches.
Attention to accommodation
Several star-rated hotels and apartments have been created for all the fans and journalists who follow this most important football tournament.
Qatar has relied on all those residential, economic or luxury facilities to be close to the tournament stadiums, as a result, the movement of fans to and from the stadiums will be facilitated, and thus the fan can follow and watch two matches a day with ease.
Qatar has relied to impress all its visitors coming to it to encourage their teams to participate in the World Cup by using advanced transportation systems that are the most environmentally friendly, so it developed a plan to transport these fans to attend the World Cup matches through
- Use of metro networks.
- Modern cars are environmentally friendly.
- Water taxi.
Qatar is famous for having very hot weather, especially in the summer when the World Cup will be held, and that is why the Qatari government thought of overcoming this hot weather in the stadiums and the places of access to the stadiums in order to continue its hospitality to its valued visitors.
That is why it has used a lot of modern advanced cooling technologies such as reliance on cooling technology using solar energy throughout the stadiums, stadiums and training facilities.
Cooling techniques will keep the weather cool with an average temperature at that time of 27 degrees Celsius, and shaded air-conditioned corridors have been made in the areas for fans to enter and enter the stadiums.
A plan has been drawn up since the first day of Qatar’s winning of hosting the 2022 World Cup to build stadiums for the 2022 World Cup that can be disassembled and installed, and it also pledged that it will donate about 170,000 seats after dismantling them to some developing countries, in order to improve the sports infrastructure of those countries.
The designs of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup stadiums reflect the history and culture of the Qatari people, and thus these stadiums will become a national symbol that future generations will be proud of.
Now is the time to learn more about the eight stadiums that will be held in the 2022 World Cup, and they are as follows
Al Bayt Stadium is one of the most important and prominent stadiums in Qatar. The stadium is located in the city of Al Khor in the north of Qatar.
The opening match of the 2022 World Cup will be entrusted to this magnificent stadium, in addition to that, it will host many matches until reaching the World Cup semi-final matches.
The stadium has many advantages that made it one of the leading stadiums in Qatar, for several reasons, including:
- Its design tells the story of an ancient past of Qatar and a sophisticated present that Qatar lives in, and its name is inspired by the traditional poetry houses, and the tent inhabited by the people of the Badia and the Gulf region in Qatar.
- One of the portable stadiums will be dismantled the seats in the upper part of its stands after the World Cup, to be given to developing countries.
- With a capacity of 60,000 fans, it is one of the largest stadiums in Qatar.
- It is an eco-friendly stadium.
Khalifa International Stadium is one of the most important, famous and oldest stadiums in Qatar. The stadium is located in Al Rayyan area. It was built in 1976 AD.
This stadium is the beating heart of sports in Qatar, Khalifa International Stadium has hosted many different international events such as
- Asian Games.
- Asia Cup.
- Arabian Gulf Cup.
- The Club World Cup.
- World Championships in Athletics 2019.
In May 2017, Khalifa International Stadium was opened again amid a magnificent inauguration ceremony, preceded by the final match of His Highness the Emir’s Cup, after it was closed to plan at the highest level for its renovation.
Among the most prominent renovations that took place in this ancient stadium are the following:
- Its capacity has been increased to hold about 40,000 seats.
- Renovation of the stadium from the outside to show its roof topped by two arches symbolizing the embrace of all fans from all over the world, as well as continuity.
- Attention to the renovation of the pitch and players’ rooms.
- Temperature control inside the stadium and the stands by using advanced cooling technologies.
Al Janoub Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium is located in Al Wakra, in the south of Qatar. It was opened in mid-May 2019 amid a great celebration of the opening of one of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup stadiums, and after the party, the Amir Cup final match between Al Duhail and Al Sadd was held.
In December of the same year, the stadium hosted the Arab Gulf Cup final between Qatar and its guest Saudi Arabia.
The international architect, Zaha Hadid, designed this stadium, to witness a wonderful architectural imprint and attract the attention of football fans. Its design was inspired by the sails of the city of Al-Wakra, which is characterized by the professionalism of its people in fishing and searching for pearls, and the stadium has a capacity of 40,000 fans.
Al Thumama Stadium
Al Thumama Stadium is located 12 km south of Doha, while the stadium can accommodate 40,000 fans.
The design of the stadium came to express perseverance, ingenuity and activity, not only this, but it is also a symbol of Qatari culture, as it was designed in a circular shape attributed to the gahfiya, which symbolizes dignity and self-esteem.
It was inaugurated on October 22, 2021, after which a wonderful party was held to celebrate the opening of one of the eight stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup matches, and after this celebration was held, it hosted the final match of the Emir’s Cup.
Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium
The stadium is located in Al Rayyan, near the Qatari capital, Doha. It was opened in December 2020, and hosted a match between Al Sadd and Al Arabi in the Amir Cup final.
The stadium’s external facade is characterized by being corrugated, as it symbolizes the sand dunes extending west of the city of Al Rayyan, which indicates that its design came to indicate the desert character of the city and this is a pride in the Qatari nature.
The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 fans, but half of the seats will be dismantled after the World Cup, like many other stadiums that host World Cup matches.
The stadium will host group stage and round of 16 matches, and matches there may continue further.
This stadium is one of the most famous stadiums in Qatar. This fame came as a result of its unique design, which was inspired by the maritime and commercial heritage of Qatar, and on the other hand, it was opened on November 20, 2021.
Named Stadium 974, due to the number of shipping containers that were used in its construction, this stadium has a capacity of 40,000 fans.
Stadium 974 is the first stadium in the world to host World Cup matches and is completely demountable.
Another project will be constructed in its place overlooking the waterfront of the Gulf as it is located on the coast of the West Bay. On the other hand, the stadium hosted 6 important matches in the Arab Cup, including a match between Egypt and Tunisia.
Education City Stadium
It is one of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup stadiums, the readiness of the stadium was announced in mid-June 2020.
The stadium is located in the vicinity of Education City, while the stadium can accommodate 40,000 fans.
As for the important matches played at Education City Stadium
- Some of the Club World Cup 2020 matches.
- The first matches of the Qatar Stars League.
20,000 seats will be dismantled. In order to donate them to developing countries to help build other stadiums in those countries.
The stadium is located in Al Daayen, which is an extension of the Lusail City development. Lusail Stadium is the largest stadium in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, with a capacity of 80,000 fans.
It was decided to play the most important matches of the World Cup in this stadium. It will host some matches
- The group stage matches as well as the round of 16, 8 and 4.
- It will also play the final match of the World Cup.
There will also be the World Cup closing ceremony and the handing over of the World Cup to the winning team, which is why it is one of the most important stadiums in Qatar.