Alien Invasion- Qatar World Cup 2022 Stadiums

The Doha Port Stadium

The new Doha Port Stadium will be a completely modular stadium with 44,950 seats. The stadium, which will sit on an artificial peninsula in the Gulf, is designed to evoke its marine setting. Water from the Gulf will run over its outer facade, aiding in the cooling process and adding to its visual allure. Fans will have the option of arriving on a water taxi or ferry. After the FIFA World Cup™, the whole stadium will be disassembled and the seats sent to developing countries to further their football development.

The Umm Salal Stadium

The Umm Salal Stadium is a proposed football stadium which will have 45,120 seats but after the FIFA World Cup™ the seating capacity will be 25,500 and will be used by Umm Slal F.C.

The Al-Rayyan Stadium

The Al-Rayyan Stadium has been designed to include a “media facade” that includes a membrane that acts as a screen for projections; news, commercials, sports updates and current tournament information and matches.

The Al-Gharrafa Stadium

Al-Gharrafa Stadium is a multipurpose stadium which was built in 2003. The existing 21,175 capacity will be expanded to 44,740 seats using modular elements forming an upper tier. The facade will be made up of the colours of the flags of all countries that have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to symbolize football and the friendship, respect and understanding.

The Qatar University Stadium

Qatar University Stadium is smaller than the majority of stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, holding only enough seating to accommodate 43,250 spectators. After the World Cup, the stadium will be used by the university for its football matches as well as other sports.

The Al-Shamal Stadium

Al-Shamal Stadium will have a capacity of 45,120, with a permanent lower tier of 25,500 seats and a modular upper tier of 19,620 seats. The stadiums shape is derived from the “dhow” fishing boat used in the Gulf. Spectators are expected to arrive from the Doha Expressway, water taxis, the Bahrain-Qatar Friendship Bridge and the new metro rail.

The Al-Khor Stadium

The Al-Khor Stadium will take on an asymmetrical seashell motif, providing covered seating for all spectators. Connected to a number of transportation systems, the onsite parking will be able to hold 6,000 cars, 350 buses and the coming and going of 150 public buses/shuttles, as well as 1,000 taxis and water taxis. The stadium will host over 45,000 World Cup fans, with an additional 1,000 seats for press.

The Al-Wakrah Stadium

Al-Wakrah is one of Qatar’s oldest cities, with a long history of commercial fishing and pearl diving. Al-Wakrah stadium, with a capacity of 45,120, takes its cues from the sea that has played such an important role in the city’s history. After the FIFA World Cup, the stadium’s capacity will be reduced to 25,500 seats.
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