FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums | Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums | Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums

FIFA World Cup 2022 is being played in Qatar with great spirit and enthusiasm. All the matches played so far are with tightly fought, played with good spirit.

For the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar has built many beautiful stadiums. These newly built stadiums were showcasing the mastery skill of the playing teams, watched by soccer lovers all over the world. In this article, all the beautiful stadiums where World Cup matches are scheduled will be showcased.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums
FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums

Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums

Total Teams Playing: 32
No. of Playing venues: 8
Total Matches: 65

Opening match: Al Bayt Stadium
Final Match: Lusail Stadium

Average venue capacity: 47,500 seats
Capacity wise Largest venue: Lusail Stadium (80,000 seats)
Smallest venue: Multiple venues (40,000 seats)
Average no. of matches per venue: 8.1

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums have been built with the latest state-of-the-art technology, with the most modern facilities. These stadiums have been built keeping in mind the Arab Culture, heritage, and Arab building styles.

All the stadiums have been built with solar-powered cooling technology, to make the players, and fans comfortable. All the stadiums are eco-friendly, and temperature adjustable. 

Qatar has built the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium with the most modern elements and wants to keep the legacy lasting forever, even after the FIFA World Cup 2022.

After the completion of FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar’s plan is to donate the 1,70,000 seats from FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums to emerging economy countries. Qatar’s intention is to develop the infrastructure in emerging economy countries. With this donation, nearly 22 stadiums can be created in developing countries. This reconfiguration will enable Qatar to have 20000-25000 seats. This many seats will be enough for the Qatar Domestic Nees. 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums Google Map


Al Bayt Stadium


Lusail Stadium

LocationAl Khor, 35km north of Doha
Gross capacity68,895
Matches plannedThe opening match and  matches through to the semi-finals

Al Bayt stadium is having a capacity of 68,895 spectators. The whole stadium was covered with unique with a giant tent like structure. The stadium is named after bayt al sha’ar – tents historically used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and the Gulf region.

The Al Bayt stadium’s design honors Qatar’s past and present culture. It’s a model stadium for green development and sustainability. After the tournament, Al Bayt stadium will be reduced to 32,000 seats after the completion of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

LocationUmm Al Afaei, 20km west of central Doha
Gross capacity45,032
Matches plannedGroup matches, round of 16

Located in Umm Al Afaei, west of central Doha, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium is having a seating capacity of 45,032. It’s having an upper modular element to have a shade for the spectators. After the FIFA World Cup, the seating capacity will be reduced to 20000.

The stadium, and its surrounding buildings reflect the Qatari environment. External design was built to resemble the ripples of sand dunes, while the distinctive geometric shapes depict the desert beauty, local flora and fauna.

Al Janoub Stadium

Al Janoub Stadium

LocationAl Wakrah, 22km south of central Doha
Gross capacity44,325
Matches plannedGroup matches and round of 16


Al Janoub Stadium was built in the southern city of Al Wakrah, with a seating capacity of 44,325. The stadium’s design was inspired by the wind-filled sails of Qatar’s traditional dhow boats. The stadium design is in tribute to Al Wakrah’s fishing and pearl diving past.

Qatar has planned to reduce the seating capacity, to donate the seats to other emerging economies in support to develop their sports infrastructure.

Khalifa International Stadium

Khalifa International Stadium

LocationAspire, 5km west of central Doha
Gross capacity45,857
Matches plannedGroup matches, round of 16, and playoff for third place game

The Khalifa International stadium was originally built in the year 1976. It was renovated and expanded for Asian Games hosted by Qatar in 2006.

The stadium was designed to showcase the sweeping arcs and partially covered stands. In this stadium, the sports complex Aspire Zone,  consisting of the Aspire Academy, Hamad Aquatic Center, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital and many other sporting venues.

The stadium is connected by a walkway to the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum. It will show how this venue cherishes its past as it builds towards an exciting future.

Education City Stadium

Education City Stadium

LocationEducation City in Al Rayyan, 7km north-west of central Doha
Gross capacity44,667
Matches plannedGroup matches, round of 16 and quarter-finals

The has several world class university campuses which are in Qatar’s global center of excellence, Education City. The Education City Stadium was located in the Education city in the middle of the universities. It has a seating capacity of 44,667. The stadium design resembles a jagged diamond that sparkles as the sunshine falls on it. After the FIFA World Cup 2022, nearly half of the seats will be retained, and be used by the University Athletic Teams.

Lusail Stadium


Lusail Stadium

LocationLusail, 20km north of central Doha
Gross capacity88,966
Matches plannedAll matches through to the final match

Lusail Stadium located in Lusail City will host the final ceremony for the FIFA World Cup 2022.  Qatars plan to transform the Lusail Stadium into a community center with schools, shops, cafes, sports facilities, and health clinics. This is towards the commitment of Qatar to sustainable development.


974 Stadium

LocationRas Abu Aboud, 10km east of central Doha
Gross capacity44,089
Matches plannedGroup matches and round of 16

974 stadium is a pioneering project in the world of sports stadium construction. Built from shipping containers, this stadium will be completely dismantled and the materials that were used in the construction will be re-utilized. In addition to 974 being the international dialing code for Qatar, the name of the stadium comes from the number of containers used to build it.

The stadium is located minutes away from Hamad International Airport and it overlooks the Gulf Coast and the fascinating scene of the West Bay skyscrapers.

Al Thumama Stadium

Al Thumama Stadium


LocationAl Thumama, 12km south of central Doha
Gross capacity44,400
Matches plannedGroup matches, round of 16, and quarter finals

Al Thumama Stadium is a distinct Arab architectural icon. This stadium was built with inspiration from the traditional qahfiya, the cap worn under the Ghutra and Egal in the Arab world. This traditional qahfiya, is common among the Arabs in the Arab World.  It encompasses and expresses the Arab civilization’s depth and the intertwined cultural-historical legacy of the Arab countries.

The Al Thumama stadium has a seating capacity of 44,400  which then after the world cup will be reduced to 20,000.

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