The Stadiums

With the Venue Series, the stadium of your choice becomes the backdrop for your unforgettable FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ story.
Al Bayt Stadium
60,000 capacity arena

Located in the city of Al Khor, famous for its pearl diving and fishing, Al Bayt Stadium is fashioned to replicate the bayt al sha’ar, the tents historically used by the nomadic people of Qatar. This innovative design, echoing the flowing fabric of the traditional Bedouin dwellings, promises to delight all fans not only in design but also as the stage for some of the key matches at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ including the Opening Match, five additional Group Matches, as well as knock-out round matches including one of the two all-important Semi-finals matches.

Al Janoub Stadium
40,000 capacity arena

Located in the southern city of Al Wakrah, the 40,000-capacity Al Janoub Stadium has been designed as a nod to the dhow, the pearl fishing boats which are one of the most iconic symbols of the Qatari region. As one of Qatar's oldest continuously inhabited areas, Al Wakrah has long been known as a centre for pearl diving and fishing and the use of flowing designs, timber and natural materials in the stadium construction is an homage to this heritage. Al Janoub Stadium will host six of the Group Matches at the FIFA World Cup™ as well as one Round of 16 match.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
40,000 capacity arena

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium draws from Qatari cultural symbols to create a stadium that mirrors the desert and cultural beauty that surrounds it. The locals of Al Rayyan are known for their love of tradition and warm hospitality – something that fans can look forward to.

The stadium was built specifically for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and replaced the original stadium that stood there. The area also plays host to a new mall, The Mall of Qatar. After the tournament the stadium’s capacity will be decreased by half to make it more suitable for local community use. The stadium, which sits on the edge of the desert, is connected to the city via a new railway.

Al Thumama Stadium
40,000 capacity arena

Al Thumama stadium, inspired by the traditional gahfiya, a woven cap which forms an important part of the traditional dress of the area, is a magnificent ode to the culture, history and symbolism of the area.

This stadium, built specifically for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, will play host to a number of matches up until the quarter-final stage.
A true reflection of the generosity of the Qatari people.

A boutique hotel will replace the top seating of the stadium and branch of the world-renowned Aspetar Sports Clinic will be added. This way the stadium will continue to serve the community long after the World Cup has ended.

Education City Stadium
40,000 capacity arena

Surrounded by leading universities and ground-breaking research, Education City is a stadium in the hub of innovation. From its unique cooling system to the green spaces that surround it, the stadium was built with sustainability and the future in mind.

The initial capacity of the diamond shaped stadium will be 40,000 seats, which will be reduced to 25,000 seats at the end of the tournament with the additional seats being donated to developing countries.

Surrounding the stadium, which is located a mere 7km from the city centre, fans will be able to enjoy a golf course and a variety of shops.

Khalifa International Stadium
40,000 capacity arena

As Qatar’s principal football stadium since 1976, Khalifa International Stadium has served as the corner stone of the country’s sporting tradition. Representing continuity and the embracing of fans, two new dual arches have recently been added to the stadium in preparation of the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ matches. The stadium offers fans 40,000 seats and is conveniently located 10km from the city centre. It forms part of a larger development which includes Qatar’s Olympic aquatics centre and indoor hall. The Villaggio Mall, a park and The Torch Doha hotel are also part of the development. The stadium will also play home to the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum.

Lusail Stadium
80,000 capacity arena

Lusail Stadium, designed around the dance of light and shadows as seen in the traditional fanar lanterns, will be the stage for the most important game in football, the Final match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The stadium has been designed as a rich representation of the Arabic world, showcasing motifs of vessels, bowls and art pieces from the region. In addition to the Final, Lusail Stadium will also host six Group Matches and three knock-out round matches including one Semi-final.

Offering 80,000 seats Lusail Stadium is the embodiment of Qatar’s passion for sharing its culture with the world. It is located 15km north of the Doha’s city centre and stands as the centrepiece of the new Lusail metropolis.

Stadium 974
40,000 capacity arena

Stadium 974, in terms of sustainable development and innovative architecture. It’s the world’s first-ever innovative arena designed to be torn down after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Situated on the east coast, with Doha’s glittering central business district across the water, Stadium 974 (previously known as Ras Abu Aboud Stadium) is a remarkable, ultra-modern arena set to host a series of group stage matches during the FIFA World Cup.

Stadium 974, a temporary stadium built along the shores of the Gulf, offers not only dazzling views of West Bay, but an intriguing design concept. Constructed from Shipping containers, the stadium uses less material to build than traditional stadiums, creating a blue print for future developers to follow.