The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be unique in more reasons than one, with a lot of firsts that will happen. Apart from being the first to be held in the Gulf, it will be the first edition to be held outside of the June-July schedule as it will be played in November, owing to the sweltering heat.
With its first, comes its last, as it will be the last World Cup to feature 32 teams, as the expansion to 48 teams will come at the 2026 edition
As such, it also be a one-of-a-kind experience to see modern technology being used in the desert, as these said venues promised to be sustainable and provide a legacy around the world by donating its seats after the tournament has blown its final whistle.
With that, we introduce you to the eight stadiums that will be used for the upcoming World Cup.
List of 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums
- Education City Stadium
- Al Thumama Stadium
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Al Rayyan Stadium
- Lusail Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
- Stadium 974
- Khalifa International Stadium
Khalifa International Stadium – The country’s national stadium pays tribute to its sporting history with its reconstruction that mixes the grandiose design of the past with the innovations that will play more part in future events.
Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor’s big tents welcome you to the biggest footballing party in the desert. You will feel at home at the nomadic abode with its one-of-a-kind hospitality that only Qatar can offer, and nothing more in the former city of pearls.
Al Janoub Stadium – Sail through the waves of glory in this magnificent ground in Al Wakrah. The blue-clad seats will give you more than just a comforting touch while the high-stakes matches take place.
Al Rayyan Stadium – Officially named after Qatar’s fifth Emir, you will be given exclusive access to this artistic gem of a football ground, where it reflects the wonder and the glory of the desert that adorns the host nation in more ways than one.
Education City Stadium – Located at the heart of the educational district of Al-Rayyan, this stadium epitomizes the modern times of Islamic architecture, where it blended well to serve more than just an open space for both residents and students.
Al Thumama Stadium – The grand size of the ghafiya makes you feel like a child in love with the beautiful game. With modern ideas mixed well with well-established traditions is a perfect fit once you enter the stadium.
Stadium 974 – Ras Abu Aboud’s centerpiece is the first-ever temporary venue built for the World Cup, with the container vans marked its sustainable intent. Named for its phone code, the venue is a bold blueprint in sporting infrastructure when it comes to making quality at a minimalist perspective.
Lusail Stadium – The Final Venue is the Guiding Light to inspire the 32 teams in the competition. Patterned after the fanar lantern, it is designed to bridge the past, the present and the future of Qatar not just in sport, but also as a nation with its crown jewel.