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Al Bayt Stadium 3 - July 2020 Image: SC 2022

Al Bayt Stadium – a football stadium under construction in Al Khor, Qatar, in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ – will almost be a phantasmagoria of beauty. It will be a kind of dream for fans arriving at this 60,000-capacity venue – something which they have never seen before.

A mammoth tent structure will cover this whole stadium in the northern city of Al Khor. The facility will host matches right through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ semi-finals.

Al Bayt Stadium 2 - July 2020Image: SC 2022

Being delivered by Aspire Zone Foundation, the stadium takes its name from bayt al sha’ar – tents historically used by nomadic people in Qatar and the Gulf region. In keeping with the tradition of Qatar’s famously hospitable people, Al Bayt Stadium will welcome guests from far and wide, entertaining them and inviting them to experience and get immersed in the country’s traditional culture.

Aspire Zone Foundation is based in Qatar and boasts some of the world’s finest sport stadia and venues offering a unique sport, sports medicine, research and education destination for the international sports industry.

The stadium design is a kind of ode to Qatar’s past and present, while keeping one eye on the future of the community. Following in toto the sustainability goals of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, its creation will be a model of green development. Facilities for the community will spring up in and around the stadium. Apart from providing a first-class venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, this arena will become a trailblazer for future stadium construction.

Al Khor sits just 35 km north of Doha and is known for its pearl diving and fishing; its charms tempted traditionally desert-dwelling people to the coast.

Al Khor’s ability to bring different cultures together made it a natural choice for hosting a 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium.

Al Bayt Stadium 1 - July 2020Image: SC 2022

Once the sporting spectacle is over, the arena will reach even more people around the globe in a remarkable way. Like a true nomad’s tent, it will be portable. The upper tier of modular design seating will be removed following the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and given to developing nations that need sporting infrastructure – a lasting reminder how generous a country Qatar is.

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Al Bayt Stadium 4 - July 2020Image: SC 2022

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