QATAR 2022: Guide to the Qatari stadiums for the 2022 World Cup
An incredible construction challenge is currently underway in Qatar as the entire nation prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. No less than 7 new stadiums will be built for the occasion, in addition to major renovations to an earlier arena. The 8 sites will be spread throughout the country, less than an hour from the capital.
Each stadium will be equipped with air conditioning technology to combat the stifling heat of the Qatari summer, which can easily exceed 40°C. The country is in a race against time, closely followed by soccer fans from all over the world, to prepare for this global event.
1-Khalifa International Stadium
The only stadium in the country that existed prior to the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, the Khalifa International Stadium is the country’s most iconic arena. Built in 1976, it could almost be considered archaic compared to the rest of the local architecture. After extensive renovations, it reopened in 2017. Its 40,000 seats will host matches up to the quarterfinals. Equipped with advanced air-conditioning technology to ensure the ideal temperature for players and fans, the stadium also displays its new modernity in its external structure, recognizable by its two arches.
Khalifa International Stadium is located in the heart of Doha’s Aspire Zone, a technology development and innovation space that is expected to serve as the main fan hub throughout the 2022 World Cup.
Location: Al Waab St, Doha, Qatar