Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium Says Goodbye to the World Cup

  • Publish date: Monday، 05 December 2022
Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium Says Goodbye to the World Cup

The match between Argentina and Australia on Saturday evening, November 3, in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, represented a World Cup farewell party for Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, as it was the last match hosted by the stadium from the tournament competitions, after it hosted 6 matches in the group stage before it, all of which were woven stories from brilliance and memories will remain immortal in history.

Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium can accommodate more than 45,000 fans and is located in the Umm Al-Afai area, 20 kilometers west of central Doha.

The first World Cup match hosted by the stadium was the match between the United States of America and Wales, within the second group competitions, on November 21, and ended with a draw (1/1), and the audience attendance reached 41,418 fans.

On November 23, it hosted the Belgium-Canada match in Group F, which ended with Belgium winning 1-0.

On the 25th of the same month, a match between Wales and Iran was held on its grounds for group B, which ended with Iran’s victory 2-0, then, on the 27th of last month, a match between Japan and Costa Rica was held in Group E, which ended with a 1-0 victory for Costa Rica, and on the 29th of the same month. The stadium hosted the Wales and England match, which witnessed England win 3-0, and on the first of this December, it hosted the Croatia and Belgium match in Group F, which ended in a 0-0 draw.

Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium is one of the stadiums that the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy announced that it will be included in / the legacy and sustainability/program as, after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, it will become the headquarters of Al Rayyan Sports Club.

It is scheduled to reduce the capacity of the stadium in half after dismantling the upper tier of its seats after the curtain fell on the World Cup competitions.

The stadium uses environmentally friendly (DC) cooling technology through a central plant with a cooling capacity of 16,000 tons.

The station supplies chilled water to the stadium through the power plant and from there to many air handling units deployed on site to provide the required temperature for the stands and stadium area. At the same time, the building is 20 percent more energy efficient than other buildings of this type and uses 20 percent less water.

It is worth noting that Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium obtained three prestigious certificates from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) granted by the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD), in four-star design and construction sustainability, first-class construction management, and efficiency ratio seasonal energy.