Al-Bayt Stadium (60,000), Al Khor | The site for Spain’s group-stage match against Germany, as well as the second semi-final, is built in the shape of a Bedouin tent.
The upper layer is scheduled to be dismantled following the competition.
Because it is located on Qatar’s northeast coast, some 35 kilometers from the capital Doha, it is out of reach of the capital’s metro system, making it one of the most difficult sites to visit for supporters.
Doha Stadium 974 (40,000) | The pop-up stadium, built out of shipping containers on Doha’s seafront, will be totally removed after the World Cup. The number 974 signifies both the international dialing code for Qatar and the number of containers utilized in the stadium’s construction.
Lusail Iconic Stadium (80,000 capacity), Lusail | Qatar’s largest stadium, will host the final as well as the first semi-final on December 18.
After the World Cup, the stadium will be turned into a community centre in Lusail, a planned city with a population of 200,000 located 15 kilometers north of downtown Doha, with the majority of its seats being taken and donated elsewhere.
Al Rayyan Education City Stadium (40,000),
The stadium, located among university campuses in Al Rayyan, approximately west of Doha and accessible by metro, will host one of the quarter-finals.
Its capacity will be decreased by half following the tournament, with seats planned to be donated to underdeveloped nations.
Al Janoub Stadium (40,000 spectators), Al Wakrah |
The stadium’s design was influenced by traditional pearl diving and fishing boats and is located south of Doha in the city of Al Wakrah.
During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Al Janoub Stadium will host seven matches.
Al Rayyan’s Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (capacity 40,000)
The stadium, which is one metro stop beyond the neighboring Education City and is home to one of Qatar’s most successful clubs, Al Rayyan, was erected on the site of the former venue of the same name.
Its capacity will be decreased by half after the event since it is located where the city meets the desert.
Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium (capacity 40,000)
It was built in 1976 and is the sole venue that existed when Qatar was granted the World Cup, however it has subsequently been modified.
It hosted the 2011 Asian Cup final as well as the 2019 Club World Cup final between Liverpool and Flamengo.
It will host England’s opening match against Iran.
Doha’s Al Thumama Stadium (capacity 40,000) |
The stadium is created in the shape of a gahfiya, the traditional hat worn by men in West Asia, and is located to the south of central Doha, near the city’s Hamad International Airport.
It will host the opening game of the tournament between Senegal and the Netherlands, as well as one of the quarter-finals.
After the World Cup, its capacity will be lowered to 20,000.