Qatar World Cup Stadiums: FIFA World Cup 2022


World Cup Stadiums- The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, and Qatar will be hosting the 2022 edition. With that comes a responsibility to build state-of-the-art stadiums that can accommodate the influx of people and the demand for top-notch facilities. In this blog post, we will take a look at the various stadiums that are being built or renovated for the World Cup in Qatar. From the showpiece stadium to the more modestly sized ones, each one is designed to make your World Cup experience a memorable one. 

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar in 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. The announcement was made by FIFA president Sepp Blatter at a press conference in Zurich on 2 December 2010 after Switzerland withdrew from hosting the tournament due to a referendum.

The tournament is to be played across eight venues in seven host cities around Qatar. Construction of the venues for the tournament are to begin in early 2013, with all arenas to be completed by 2019. The stadium capacities for each venue range from 40,000 to 80,000 spectators.

Lusail Iconic Stadium is proposed as the venue for both opening and final matches with a capacity of 86,250 people. Al Bayt Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Wakrah Stadium and Lusail Iconic Stadium will have 60,000 seats while Khalifa International Stadium and Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will have 40,000 seats each.

Lusail Iconic Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Rayyan Stadium, and Al Wakrah Stadium have already been chosen from the final list, making a total of eight stadiums and five towns. It will be the final competition with 32 teams.

  • Teams Participation Teams: 32
  • Playing venues or Stadium: 8
  • Overall Matches: 65
  • Number of Cities – 5

FIFA World Cup 2022

The little Gulf country will host the World Cup for the first time in the history of the Arab world. Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, visited Doha, the capital of Qatar, last year. After inspecting, he stated: “All 8 Stadiums are under construction and will be finished in 2021.” The FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia was one of the best ever, and we expect the next one to be even better.


Two years prior to the scheduled start of the event, all of the stadiums for the World Cup in Qatar will be finished.

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Lusail Iconic Stadium:

Lusail Iconic Stadium is designed to be one of the most technologically advanced and sustainable stadiums in the world. The stadium will have a capacity of 80,000 spectators and will be expandable to accommodate 100,000 fans for the FIFA World Cup final.

The Lusail Iconic Stadium will be located in Lusail City, Qatar and is slated to host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the tournament’s semi-finals.

Designed by British architects Zaha Hadid Architects, the stadium takes inspiration from traditional Arabic architecture and will feature a retractable roof that can be opened or closed depending on weather conditions.

The stadium will also be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including an LED lighting system that consumes 50% less energy than traditional stadium lighting systems.

NameLusail Iconic Stadium
Average venue capacity80,000 seats
Largest venue86,250 seats

Al Khor Stadium:

In Al Khor, a stadium for the FIFA World Cup has been constructed. Construction on the 60,000-seat stadium began in 2015, and it is anticipated to open at the end of 2019. If you look at the stadium, you will see that the interior is really unique from other stadiums.

NameAl Bayt Stadium
Average venue capacity60,000 seats
Largest venue62,000 seats

Al Rayyan Stadium:

NameAl Rayyan Stadium
Average venue capacity 40,000 seats
Largest venue44,740 seats

Al Wakrah Stadium:

1. The Al Wakrah Stadium is one of the proposed stadiums for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It is located in the city of Al Wakrah, south of Doha, and has a capacity of 40,000 seats. The stadium was designed by the British architect Zaha Hadid and is currently under construction.
2. The stadium is scheduled to be completed in 2019 and will host matches up to the quarter-final stage of the tournament. It will also be used as a venue for other sporting and cultural events after the World Cup.

NameAl Wakrah Stadium
Average venue capacity 40,000 seats
Largest venue 40,000 seats

Education City Stadium:

The Education City Stadium is one of the proposed stadiums for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 and is located in the Education City district of Doha. The stadium is home to the Qatar Foundation and was designed by German architect Albert Speer & Partners. The stadium features a retractable roof and a unique cooling system that allows the stadium to remain cool even in the hot Qatar summer.

NameEducation City Stadium
Average venue capacity45,350 seats
Largest venue46,500 seats

Khalifa International Stadium:

-Khalifa International Stadium, located in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, has been home to the country’s national football team since 1976.
-The stadium underwent large-scale renovations in 2005 and was one of the first stadiums in the world to be equipped with a fully retractable roof.
-With a capacity of 40,000 spectators, Khalifa International Stadium will host group stage matches as well as a quarterfinal match during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
-In addition to being a world-class football venue, Khalifa International Stadium is also used for athletics competitions, concerts, and other special events.

NameKhalifa International Stadium
Average venue capacity40,000 seats
Largest venue40,000 seats

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium:

The amazing thing is that the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, which is a few kilometers from Doha, will be demolished following the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This ground can hold around (40,000 seats).

NameRas Abu Aboud Stadium
Average venue capacity40,000 seats
Largest venue40,000 seats

Al Thumama Stadium:

It is 12 kilometres south of Doha’s waterfront and skyline. The outside of the new Al Thumama Stadium will be smooth and uncomplicated, with white cladding. The stadium can accommodate 40,000 people. One of the eight World Cup venues in Qatar, the Al Thumama Stadium debuted on October 22, 2021. It is the first stadium in Qatar that was primarily created by local architects. The shape of the stadium is meant to resemble the gahfiya, an ancient Arabic headdress.

NameAl Thumama Stadium
Construction2016 – 2021
Average venue capacity40,000 seats
Largest venue40,000 seats


With the FIFA World Cup only a few years away, construction is underway on several new stadiums in Qatar. These state-of-the-art facilities will host both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as a range of matches during the tournament. With a focus on sustainability, these buildings are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment while providing world-class amenities for spectators. We can’t wait to see what these Qatar World Cup stadiums have to offer when the event finally arrives!

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