The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world, and it will be the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament was held in South Korea and Japan.
Qatar’s climate is always high temperature, which has created some talk since the decision to organize FIFA World Cup in Qatar. But Qatar made their stadiums with a cooling system, the temperature will be at 27C. All the stadiums in Qatar are eco-friendly and the is temperature controllable.
2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums List
Al Bayt Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium will host the opening match of the FIFA World Cup. It can hold 60,000 audiences. They designed the stadium like nomadic tents. It’s in the northern part of Doha.
People come for fishing and diving. The city always attracts the dwellers of the desert to the coastal area. We build S.P.A. and similar and were handed the job of creating Al Bayt Stadium in 2015.
Al Janoub Stadium: Al Janoub stadium is located 18 kilometers away from Doha. It has the capacity to hold 40,000 audiences. The stadium is previously known as the Al-Wakrha as the stadium built in Al-Wakrha. Zaha Hadid and AECOM both worked together to prepare the designs of the Al Janoub Stadium.
The design of Al Janoub represents the rich historical culture of the city. It first opened in 2019 with Amir Cup Final.
Qatar Foundation Stadium: The stadium is located in the middle of many world-class university campuses and sports organizations. It is surrounded by all educational and academic facilities. It represents the great innovation, sustainability, and progress of future Qatar.
Its capacity to hold an audience is 40,000. After the world cup end, they will donate 15,000 seats to the universities sports organization. The stadium pitch is at sea level so it makes the climate cooler.
Lusail Stadium: Lusail Stadium is the largest stadium in Qatar FIFA World Cup. It will be able to hold an 80,000 audience for the game. The stadium will host the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022. They designed the stadium with light and shadow moods inspired by the Fanar lantern.
The stadium is made only for the FIFA World Cup. When the stadium work is done then it will be turned into a multiple-purpose community hub.
The Khalifa International Stadium: The Khalifa International Stadium is one of the oldest stadiums in Qatar. It was built in 1976 and located in Al Rayyan. Previously, it has hosted so many programs like Asian Games, the Arabian Gulf Cup, the AFC Asian Cup, etc.
It expands its seat capacity to 40,000 for the FIFA World Cup. Plus, the stadium added a cooling system for the event.
Stadium 974: Among the eight stadiums, Stadium 974 is the most amazing and innovative creation. Its design is different from all other stadiums. It tells the Qatar's relation, trading, and seafaring with the world.
The stadium is previously known as the Ras Abou Aboud. It is located on the shore across Doha’s West Bay skyline. It can provide 40,000 seats for the audience. The “974” number refers to the Qatar dialing code and to build the stadium they use a 974 shipping container.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is located in Al Rayyan just outside of Doha. The stadium first has 20,000 seats and then it expands its seats to 40,000 for the world cup. After the event is done, they will again remove around 20,000 seats and will donate them to foreign countries for the well-being of their sports.
The stadium represents the culture of Qatar by the spectacular undulating façade.
Al Thumama Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium is located 12km south of Doha. It’s one of the most important design stadiums that represents Qatar’s culture. The stadium is shaped like woven Gahfiya which is the headpiece of Muslim men worn by Qatar Muslim men. It also tells the depth of Arab civilization and its historical legacy.
The stadium is just several minutes away from Hamad International Airport. It has the capacity to hold 20,000 audiences.