WATCH: The Latest Progress Of The 2022 Stadiums
Qatar, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States were candidates running to organize the 2022 FIFA World Cup, that is until the president of FIFA said, “The winner to organize the 2022 FIFA World Cup is Qatar,” back in 2010.
Qatar is the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup. They are small in area, but strong in planning, stadium infrastructure and are capable of delivering one of the best World Cup seasons the world has yet to see.
You might think that Qatar is a desert and it is hot and it is, but the country wants you to be cool! They have eight state-of-the-art stadiums scattered across Qatar which have advanced open-air cooling technology being built from scratch.
1- Khalifa International Stadium
An old, but gold is the Khalifa International Stadium. It is the oldest, longest-standing stadium yet to be used in the World Cup 2022. It served in the past for big sports seasons such as for the Gulf Cup, Asian Games and the AFC Asian Cup. Click here to check out interesting facts about Khalifa International Stadium.
2- Al Bayt Stadium
One of the best representative of the Qatari culture is the architecture of Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor which will be ready by December 2018. The Stadium’s exterior is a huge tent resembling those used in deserts in Qatar. It has a capacity to hold up to 60,000 people.
3- Al Wakrah Stadium
This is not just a stadium, it is an area for multipurpose that is beneficial during the FIFA World Cup and after. It has a school, wedding hall, cycling and running tracks, restaurants and other amenities around the Stadium. Check out our video!
4- Education City Stadium
Home of six U.S universities and other educational institutes, Education City Stadium will be welcoming matches up the quarter-finals stage. After that, 20,000 of the Stadium’s seats will be donated to developing countries. Click here to learn more about this stadium.
5- Al Rayyan Stadium
Neighbouring Education City, is Al Rayyan area which will be home to another stadium for the World Cup. Check out the original name of this stadium!
6- Al Thumama Stadium
Another culturally-influenced architecture is this stadium. It is shaped like a piece of clothing that Qatari men wear as their traditional attire. It’s called “gahfiya”. The beautiful design won the Architectural Review Future Projects Award in May 2018.
7- Lusail Stadium
This stadium will host the opening of the World Cup in 2022. It will have its first match of the season.
While you’re there enjoying the opening, explore Lusail the city! Check out the video we made you.
8- Ras Aboud Stadium
This stadium is the closest to the Gulf’s body of water and Doha’s Skyline. It has a capacity to accommodate 40,000 people. The useful fact about this stadium is that it will be a venue for sporting and non-sporting projects after the tournament is over in 2022. Click here to learn an even more interesting fact about the building!
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