Doha, 23 November 2020 - To mark the two-year countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, check out the progress we are making at each of our eight stadium sites.
Three stadiums – Khalifa International, Al Janoub and Education City – have all been inaugurated and are fully operational, with the remaining five at various stages of construction.
All eight stadiums will be completed well in advance of the tournament, which will kick off on 21 November 2022.
Al Bayt Stadium
A outstanding sight will welcome followers to Al Bayt Stadium, which is being delivered by Aspire Zone Foundation. Designed to symbolize Arab hospitality, the venue will host 9 matches by way of to the semi-finals stage of Qatar 2022 and is roofed by a construction resembling a standard Arab tent referred to as ‘bayt al sha’ar’, full with a state-of-the-artwork retractable roof.
The stadium construction has been accomplished and is prepared to host matches. This contains the laying of the stadium pitch in world file time. It is the second Qatar 2022 match venue to obtain a 5-star score from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). The surrounding Al Bayt Park can also be open to the general public.
Al Janoub Stadium
Located in Al Wakrah with a design impressed by the late British-Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Hadid, the futuristic Al Janoub Stadium will host seven matches up to the spherical of 16 stage throughout Qatar 2022. The design is impressed by the sails of conventional dhow boats – in tribute to Al Wakrah’s seafaring previous. An modern cooling system and retractable roof imply the stadium can be used all 12 months spherical.
The stadium was inaugurated on 16 May 2019 forward of that 12 months’s Amir Cup ultimate. More lately, Al Janoub performed host to matches within the West Zone of the 2020 AFC Champions League and can also be a venue for the East Zone portion of the competitors. The stadium has additionally been chosen by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) because the venue for the 2020 AFC Champions League ultimate on 19 December.
Al Rayyan Stadium
Al Rayyan Stadium will showcase the easiest of Qatari tradition when it hosts seven matches up to the spherical of 16 stage throughout Qatar 2022. The outer façade will be made up of intricate patterns representing Qatar, from its historical past of commerce to its diversified wildlife. Al Rayyan’s desert landscapes will be mirrored on the façade – and within the dune-formed hospitality areas and merchandise stalls dotted across the stadium advanced.
Recent infrastructure completions embody the stadium façade, seating set up and the taking part in floor. The stadium is about to be inaugurated within the close to future.
Al Thumama Stadium
The design of Al Thumama Stadium is impressed by the ‘gahfiya’, a standard woven cap worn for hundreds of years by males throughout the Arab world. It is the primary FIFA World Cup™ venue to be designed by a Qatari architect – Ibrahim M. Jaidah. The stadium will host eight matches up to the quarter-finals stage throughout Qatar 2022.
Roof and façade works have been accomplished, as has the stadium’s bleacher set up. Seat set up, together with mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, plus ending, are ongoing.
Education City Stadium
Education City Stadium is situated at the guts of Qatar Foundation – a vibrant centre for information and innovation the place this ultramodern enviornment will be a becoming addition and lasting image of sustainability. The stadium will host eight matches up to the quarter-finals stage throughout Qatar 2022 and ultimately develop into the house of the Qatar girls’s nationwide staff.
The stadium turned the primary Qatar 2022 match venue to obtain a 5-star GSAS sustainability score forward of its inauguration in June 2020. More lately, Education City performed host to matches within the West Zone of the 2020 AFC Champions League and can also be a venue for the East Zone portion of the competitors.
Khalifa International Stadium
On 19 May 2017, Khalifa International Stadium turned the primary FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadium to open when it hosted the Amir Cup ultimate in entrance of greater than 40,000 followers. Located in Aspire Zone, the historic venue has beforehand hosted the Asian Games and the AFC Asian Cup. The stadium is about to host eight matches up to the third-place play-off throughout Qatar 2022.
Recent occasions to have taken place at Khalifa International embody the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, the twenty fourth Arabian Gulf Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™. This 12 months, the stadium performed host to matches within the West Zone of the 2020 AFC Champions League and can also be a venue for the East Zone portion of the competitors.
The 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium will embody Qatar’s ambition and its ardour for sharing Arab tradition with the world. The design of this magnificent stadium is impressed by the interaction of sunshine and shadow that characterises the fanar lantern. The venue can even develop into the centrepiece of Lusail – a newly constructed, state-of-the-artwork metropolis, designed particularly with residents’ wants in thoughts. The stadium will host ten matches up to and together with the ultimate of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
The stadium’s concrete works and bowl metal set up have been accomplished, whereas the roof massive raise has commenced. The set up of the stadium’s metal construction and façade are ongoing, as are the mechanical, engineering, plumbing and ending works.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be the primary totally demountable and re-usable match venue in FIFA World Cup™ historical past. Designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects, this 40,000-capability stadium will be constructed utilizing transport containers and different modular supplies. Overlooking the beautiful Doha Corniche and West Bay skyline, the stadium will host seven matches up to the spherical of 16 stage throughout Qatar 2022.
The stadium will be constructed utilizing 998 modular containers, with the supply and set up of all remaining containers now accomplished. This contains particular containers for the finished Kahramaa Primary Substation. All remaining structural metal members, together with rigidity rods, have additionally been delivered and put in. Installation of all seats within the stadium’s bowl has additionally been accomplished.