Six of the eight stadiums were built from scratch and the remaining two underwent drastic refurbishment. Qatar Foundation ensured that the properties had the green category, that is, with optimal, ecological operation and an operation that does not harm the environment. Its energy will be provided by solar panels and with planned natural ventilation.
Its engineering is sustainable because most of these colossi will be disassembled at the end of the maximum fair so that their parts can be recycled and reused in different industrial fields. We present the modern scenarios that will jointly host the adventure of Qatar 2022.
Al Bayt Stadium
It is the inaugural stage, with capacity for 60,000 attendees, and will host Semifinal games, located in Al Khor, in the north of the country. Its essential feature is that it is designed as an old trading tent in a city with a culture of diving and fishing. In addition, it has a luxurious 5-star hotel, which has 80 rooms with views of the pitch.
It holds 40,000 fans and is located in the south of Qatar, in Al Wakrah. Its retractable roof evokes the wind-tossed sail flames of dow trading ships. It was inaugurated with the Amir Cup Final in 2019. However, its cover makes it comparable to a spaceship from an aerial shot.
Located in the country’s university conglomerate, it has a capacity for 45,000 spectators, located in Rayán. It has the shape of a whimsically cut diamond, like many of those sold in this town. It will be one of the buildings that after the World Cup will lose pieces and stands, so that in the end its quota will be 25,000 people.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
It seats 40,000 fans and is located in Al Rayyan, one of Qatar’s historic cities. The local team of the same name plays here and it is designed in such a way that people in the stands have the experience that they are one step away from the pitch.
In your aerial view it looks like a typical cap worn by boys and men from the Middle East. With 40,000 seats and a perfect isoptic, it will host matches up to the Quarterfinals. It is located 12 kilometers from the urban belt of West Bay.
It is one of the renovated stadiums that expanded its capacity from 20,000 to 45,000 fans. Opened for the first time in 1976, the building underwent updates, but it did not lose its essence: the dual arches that adorn its ceiling. It hosted the 2006 Asian Games. It has a great tradition as a multipurpose arena. It will host the match for third place in the competition.
The 974 Stadium
With 40,000 seats, it means a tribute to port commercial communication, the greenest stadium was built, an architectural jewel that will be dismantled as soon as the World Cup ends, so that its parts made up of shipping containers can be reused in its industry. Its naming is also perfect: it is called 974 because it is the international code to call Qatar and the same number of containers was used in its creation.
On the shores of the Arabian Gulf, it is the headquarters of the Final, it has the largest capacity, since it can hold 80,000 people, it has a hotel, it is roofed and its roof is golden. Lusail is a new city planned and designed for the World Cup. It is located 23 kilometers from Doha, the capital of Qatar.
It was remodeled to offer in a more current way the immense culture concentrated on the walls of the luminous colossus.