What are your thoughts behind these Spectacular FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums in Qatar?
Are you excited about the FIFA WORLD CUP 2022? Look how Qatar is busy constructing the stadium to make it the best. From manpower to financial support everything is on a great level to make this largest sports event in the world memorable for everyone. You should book flights to Qatar in advance because closer to the dates of the match the airfares will be sky-high.
Have a look at Qatar world cup stadium construction and preparation.
Al Janoub Stadium Inspired From Traditional Dhow Boats:
Al Janoub Stadium is located in the southern city of Al Wakrah which is 15 km south of central Doha. This area is popular as a center for pearl diving and fishing and the use of natural materials in the stadium construction is an homage to this heritage. Construction of this stadium started in 2016 and was completed in May 2019. This stadium will host six of the Group Matches as well as one Round of 16 match in this FIFA World Cup 2022.
Capacity: The stadium has a capacity of around 40,000 seats divided into two tiers.
Design & Architect: With a capacity of 40, 777 this stadium is designed in an oval shape with a unique roof. It is designed by architect Zaha Hadid who was inspired by seashells and dhow fishing boats.
Outdoor area: Outside the stadium complex there is a waterfront, and gardens that include space for horse riding, running tracks, and cycle lanes.
Al Thumama Stadium Inspired from the Woven Patterns of a Gahfiya:
Al Thumama Stadium is situated 5 km South of central Doha. The stadium is designed in a bold, circular form that resembles Gahfiya which is a traditional cap worn by the men and boys in the Middle East. Construction of this stadium was started in 2017 and completed in November 2020. It would not be wrong to say it is a great architectural and cultural heritage that is designed in a way to celebrate Arab culture and traditions through its amazing architecture. This stadium is going to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 up to and including the quarter-finals.
Capacity: Inside the stadium, there is a capacity of 40,000 seats split into two tiers.
Design & Architect: Al Thumama Stadium was the concept of the Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) which is one of the oldest architectural and engineering firms in Qatar.
Outdoor Area: The stadium is surrounded by lush green surrounding and also has a plaza to roam around.
Al Bayt Stadium made Similar to Nomad’s Tents:
Al Bayt Stadium is located 3 km south of Al Khor and 40 km north of Doha. It has designed a retractable roof that opens and closes in only 20 minutes. The interior will give you an incredible atmosphere to sit inside. Al Bayt Stadium is the second-largest venue that will host one of the semi-final matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The construction was started in 2015 and in October 2019 it was officially finished.
Capacity: It is a stadium with a capacity of around 60, 000 seats split among three tiers.
Design & Architect: Al Bayt Stadium was designed by Dar Al-Handasah that resembles a tent.
Outdoor Area: There is a circular Plaza along with practice fields.
Education City Stadium with Traditional Arabesque Patterns:
Education City Stadium is located 10 km northwest of central Doha. The construction of this stadium started in 2016 and was completed in June 2020. The stadium has an oval-shaped design with a modern metallic exterior made of diamonds in triangles. During the day these triangles change color based on the direction of the sun. At the night these triangles display magnificent light shows. Surrounding the stadium, around 7 km from the city Centre there is a golf course and a variety of shops.
Capacity: Education City Stadium has the capacity of 40,000 seats split among three tiers.
Design & Architect: Education City Stadium is inspired by the geometric shapes of traditional Islamic architecture. It was built by contractor JPAC JV, who appointed Pattern Design as the lead design architect, and Buro Happold for engineering design.
Outdoor Area: It is an impressive arena with having plaza with a walkway.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium with Peculiar and Avant-Garde Exterior Design:
It is also called Stadium 974 located 3 km east of central Doha. The construction of this stadium started in 2018 and was completed in November 2020. But, officially it opened in 2021. This spectacular stadium will host seven matches up to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.
Capacity: This stadium is rounded and square-shaped with a capacity of 40,000 seats split among two tiers.
Design & Architect: The design of this stadium is inspired by worldwide trade and seafaring. It was designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects.
Outdoor Area: There is a square-shaped plaza surrounded by gardens.
Al Rayyan Stadium Made of Patterns that Characterize Different Aspects of the Country:
This stadium was built in place of the old Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, so it is also popular as Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. This stadium is located 20 km west of central Doha on the edge of a desert. Al Rayyan Stadium has a rounded rectangular shape with a roof made of protruding steel beams. The spectacular undulating facade represents the Qatari culture. The construction of this stadium remains in action from 2016 to October 2020.
Capacity: This stadium has a capacity of 40,000 seats split among three tiers.
Design & Architect: This stadium was designed by MEIS architects in a spectacular way whose patterns represent different aspects of the country.
Outdoor Area: Outside the stadium, you will find great green space and practice fields.
Khalifa International Stadium with a Single Roof Sheltering the Seating Area:
Khalifa International Stadium is 8 km west of Central Doha and is located at the center of all the 2022 venues. The stadium was renovated to increase its limit in 2014 and the construction was completed in 2017. They added the capacity to 40,000 seats and additional hospital facilities. A roof membrane was also put over 70 percent of the stadium.
Capacity: Khalifa International Stadium has the capacity of 40,000 seats.
Design & Architect: It was renovated by architect Dar Al-Handasah to increase the seating capacity and give modern look with the latest technologies.
Outdoor Area: After renovation, it became an ultra-modern place that includes a sports medicine hospital and a water sports complex.
Lusail Stadium Inspired from Interplay of Light and Shadow Seen in the Fanar Lantern:
Lusail Stadium is 15 km north of Central Doha. This stadium will be the host venue for the Middle East’s first FIFA World Cup final. The stadium looks amazing with its sloping roof. It is not only a stadium but a hub that consists of shops, cafés, and even health clinics under its roof. The construction of the stadium started in 2017 and it took around four years for the stadium to complete. This stadium is the most popular centerpiece of Lusail.
Capacity: The stadium has a capacity of 80,000 seats split among two tiers.
Design & Architect: The stadium is designed in a bowl shape inspired by art pieces found across the Arab world. It is designed by Populous in partnership with Foster + Partners.
Outdoor Area: There are green spaces around the spectacular stadium and landscape plaza with facility buildings.
For the construction of all these stadiums, there is an expenditure of around 10 billion US dollars. This money is funded by the government only for the construction of these stadiums. After the world cup, they will be disassembled and reduced in size. So, get ready to reserve your seats in flights to Qatar and come closer to its rich historical landmarks, unique sites, and a number of activities for travelers on their holidays.