As we continue to explore more about the 2022 Fifa World Cup, in this article we brought you all the facts you need to know about the venues where the games will take place.
The tournament will be played in the lowest number of stadiums with only 8 stadiums being lined up for the whole event.
Not only this but out of the 8 stadiums, seven of them are set to be new stadiums with Qatar spending a whopping amount of $200 billion USD on infrastructural projects ahead of the world.
Have a look at the stadiums below
The Al Bayt Stadium
Being one of the venues for the world cup, the Al Bayt Stadium will be the venue for the tournament opener on 21st November 2022.
The stadium has a maximum seating capacity of 60,000 and its structure has been designed to be sustainable for long.
Connected to a number of transportation systems, the onsite parking will be able to hold 6,000 cars, 350 buses and the coming and going of 150 public buses/shuttles, as well as 1,000 taxis and water taxis.
Al Rayyan Stadium
Designed with a 360-degree media membrane that will screen live matches, news, and all other updates, the Al Rayyan Stadium you can only dream of.
It has possibly the best viewing experience lined up for the visitors coming for FIFA 2022 as the screen on the outer side of the stadium will play live matches with all camera angles along with the post and pre-match shows.
After the World Cup the stadium will be reduced to 21,000 seats.
Education City Stadium
Located between many university campuses, the Education City Stadium is one of the 8 venues for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022.
The stadium has been designed in such a way that it glitters during the day while glows during the night.
As for its tiers, the upper tier will be removed post the world cup and the rest with about 25,000 seating capacity will remain for the university events.
Khalifa International Stadium
Having already hosted the 2011 AFC Asian Cup Final and an international friendly between England and Brazil, the Khalifa International Stadium is now set to be the venue for the FIFA World Cup.
The stadium has a maximum seating capacity of 68,030 set for the world cup which was upgraded from its previous 50,000 capacity following the FIFA protocols of maximum stadium capacity.
Lusail Iconic Stadium
Perhaps the most significant venue for FIFA 2022 World Cup, the Lusail Stadium is the venue where the final of the world cup will be held.
It is also one of the venues that will host the opening day matches.
The stadium has a maximum seating capacity of 86,250 and its design has been inspired by the dhow which has an important place in the history of Qatar.
It will be used for various cultural and other sporting events post the world cup.
Al Janoub Stadium
The Al Janoub stadium opened last year with the Amir Cup final and is now set to host the matches of the FIFA World Cup.
The stadium has a maximum seating capacity of 40,000 and is located in Al Wakrah.
As for its design, well, it is again inspired by the traditional dhow boats of Qatar that have taken sailors far into the waters for years and have a special place in the history of Qatar.
Al Thumama Stadium
Another one of those venues selected for the FIFA World Cup 2022, the Al Thumama stadium is rooted at a distance of mere 12 km from Doha skyline and waterfront promenade.
The stadium has a maximum seating capacity of 40,000 which will be brought down to a mere 20,000 post the world cup.
It is inspired by Gahfiya, a traditional cap which men and boys all over the middle east wear.
The cap is a symbol of dignity and independence. As for the stadium, it is to play a huge role in passing on the message of dignity to the world.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Coming to the last venue for the world cup, the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium has been designed with new ideas of sustainability and legacy planning.
The stadium has a maximum seating capacity of 40,000 and will be completely dismantled and repurposed once the world cup is over.