Qatar’s historic Khalifa International Stadium was the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be completed. It was inaugurated in front of 40,000 fans by His Highness The Amir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, during the 2017 Amir Cup final.
Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City
This 60,000-seat stadium is the future home of Al Khor Sports Club and a proposed semi-final venue for Qatar 2022. Installation of the retractable roof and iconic tent-like façade, along with landscaping around the precinct, are ongoing. Other developments include the laying of the pitch, the completion of four artificial lakes and installation of the solar lighting poles. Some of these poles will replicate the traditional needle used for weaving in Qatar, while others will look like Arab falcon stands.
Al Wakrah Stadium
Inspired by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, this design emulates the shape of the traditional dhow boat used in fishing towns like Al Wakrah. Installation of the bleachers is completed and work on the stadium roof structure and production of stadium seating, by Qatari company Coastal, is ongoing. Exciting work is also happening in an area adjacent to the site, where turf for the stadium’s pitch is being grown at the local turf nursery. This 40,000-seat stadium will host matches up to the quarter-finals stage in 2022.
Al Rayyan Stadium
This 40,000-seat venue will host matches up to the quarter-finals stage in 2022. After the tournament, it will be handed over to Al Rayyan Sports Club, one of Qatar’s most popular football clubs, when the venue capacity will be reduced to 28,000. Work on-site is advancing rapidly with the development of roof columns being completed, and the steel for the roof and upper tier seats arriving from China. These will soon be installed by a 1,250-tonne crane. The Al Rayyan Stadium project recently passed 15 million man hours without suffering a lost-time accident.