Facts you probably didn’t know about Qatar 2022 football stadiums

1-Name: Lusail Iconic Stadium

Capacity: 86,250
Trivia: 15 kilometres north of Doha, the early plans for the largest stadium show it surrounded by a moat and connected to the city by the forthcoming Doha Metro. It will be the venue for the opening ceremony and final.


2-Name: Khalifa International Stadium
Capacity: 40,000


3-Name: Al Bayt Stadium
Capacity: 60,000

Trivia: Designed to resemble a Bedouin tent, but on an epic scale, it has a striking design with a quirky legacy planned.


4-Name: Al Rayyan Stadium
Capacity: 60,000
Trivia: Much has been made of the air-conditioning of the stadiums in Qatar. With evening kick-offs and a winter schedule, it may not be required as much now, but architecture firms Ramboll and Pattern have factored it into plans anyway. The design will resemble sand dunes when complete.


5-Name: Al Wakrah Stadium
Capacity: 45,120


6-Name: Qatar Foundation Stadium
Capacity: 40,000

Trivia: a sparkling diamond motif stadium design is going to sparkle come 2022 as well.


7-Name: Ras Abu Abboud Stadium
Capacity: 40,000
8-Name: Al Thumama Stadium
Capacity: 40,000
Trivia: As with all the stadiums there will be international headline-grabbing initiatives such as cooling technology and sustainable capacity reduction here. What will really excite Doha residents, however, is that the stadium management is consulting with local community groups to see what they want to happen to the stadium after the tournament.

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