Rapid progress is being made on Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City, which will welcome the world’s best players and up to 60,000 fans during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.
Seats for this magnificent venue – almost half of which will be removed and donated to other sporting projects after 2022 – are being made by local company Coastal Qatar. This is providing a boost to the country’s home-grown business sector.
The steel roof structure is now almost complete, and work has begun installing the sadu-patterned material it will support. This special material, manufactured for us by French company Serge Ferrari, has been officially named in honour of the stadium. It is now known globally as Bayt Line.
Al Bayt Stadium
Fans arriving at this 60,000-capacity arena will have never seen anything like it. A giant tent structure will cover this whole stadium in the northern city of Al Khor. The stadium will host matches right through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ semi-finals.
A uniquely Qatari stadium, to rival the best in the world
Being delivered by Aspire Zone Foundation, the stadium takes its name from bayt al sha’ar – tents historically used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and the Gulf region. In common with Qatar’s famously hospitable people, Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City will welcome guests from far and wide, entertaining them and inviting them to experience the country’s traditional culture.
The stadium design honours Qatar’s past and present, while keeping one eye on the future of the community. With the sustainability goals of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy firmly in mind, its creation will be a model of green development. Facilities for the community will spring up around it. As well as providing a first-class venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, this arena will become a shining example for future stadium construction.
A host bringing cultures together
Just 60 kilometres north of Doha, Al Khor is a city famous for its pearl diving and fishing, whose charms tempted traditionally desert-dwelling people to the coast. Al Khor’s ability to bring cultures together made it a natural choice for hosting a 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium.
After the tournament, 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 top tier of seating will be removed following the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and given to developing nations that need stadium seating – a lasting reminder of Qatar’s generous spirit.