A Closer Look at Al Bayt Stadium

The stadium for the Opening Match of the First World Cup in the Arab Region

  • Publish date: Thursday، 07 April 2022
A Closer Look at Al Bayt Stadium

Al Bayt Stadium is located in Al Khor City, which is in the north of the State of Qatar. This stadium is different from others by all standards, with a capacity of 60,000 fans who will have a completely new experience upon their arrival, as they will live in its stands an unprecedented football atmosphere when it hosts the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, in addition to matches up to the semi-finals of the tournament.

A Closer Look at Al Bayt Stadium

The stadium, which was implemented by the Aspire Zone Foundation, takes its name from the Arabian tent, the tent inhabited by the people of the Badia in Qatar and the Gulf region throughout history. Because it is closely linked to Qatari culture, it must be characterized by the hospitality that Qatar is well-known for, as Al Bayt Stadium hosts visitors from all over the world with open arms, providing them with the opportunity to live an experience full of the authentic Qatari traditions.

The stadium’s design simulates an important part of Qatar’s past and present, taking into account future societal requirements, as it is surrounded by various facilities that meet these requirements. Its construction is a model for eco-friendly development, as the project organizers sought to achieve the sustainability goals that Qatar has established. In addition to being a world-class edifice worthy of hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, this stadium represents a role model in the world of stadium construction in the future.

The city of Al Khor is 60 km north of the capital Doha and is famous due to its geographical location for pearl diving and fishing, which attracted the people of the Badia to live on the coast. Thanks to its distinctive and multicultural nature, Al Khor was an ideal choice to host one of the 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums.

A Closer Look at Al Bayt Stadium

On June 20, 2014, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the Aspire Zone Foundation revealed the design of Al Bayt Stadium. The design launch event focused on the future vision of Al Khor City and its community.

On November 4, 2018, Al Bayt Stadium received a Certificate of Excellence from the Global Sustainability Assessment System Program, which indicates that the stadium's design meets the highest standards of sustainability and quality.

On November 30, 2021, Al Bayt Stadium hosted a spectacular opening event for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 that celebrated Arab culture and traditions. This was followed by the kick-off whistle of the first match of the tournament, which witnessed a distinguished competition between Qatar and Bahrain at Al Bayt Stadium, the hosting stadium of the FIFA World Cup 2022 opening match.

In October 2021, FIFA President Gianni Infantino had visited Al Bayt Stadium, two months before the stadium hosted its first match. Infantino said: "Without a doubt, it is an amazing stadium, an ideal football destination."

After the World Cup 2022 ends, the stadium will deliver its benefits to more people around the world, as the seats at the top of the stands will be dismantled after the FIFA World Cup 2022 and will be transportable just like real Arabian tents, and will be given to developing countries that need to build sports facilities.

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