Here’s What’s Going To Happen To Each Of The Stadiums In Qatar
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is sadly over. It was probably the best part of 2022! People from different walks of life came together to cheer on their favourite teams in the small but mighty nation of Qatar.
Each game was more thrilling than the other and it was overall an amazing tournament. There were 64 games total played across 8 different stadiums.
Now that the World Cup is over, have you ever wondered what Qatar will do with all those stadiums? We have the answers
8. Every stadium will be transformed into something except the fully-deconstructable Stadium 974
Stadium 974 is made up entirely of shipping containers and it’ll be completely dismantled soon. It’s the world’s first fully demountable football stadium – how amazing is that?!
7. The Ahmed bin Ali Stadium will continue to host local football club Al Rayyan
6. Al Janoub Stadium will continue to be Al Wakrah’s dedicated stadium
It was designed by the very best architect, Zaha Hadid.
5. The Education City Stadium will be a dedicated space for Qatar’s universities and research facilities.
Just like the name suggests, this one-of-a-kind stadium will turn into a place to serve students and faculty from 9 different universities and schools.
4. Lusail Stadium will completely transform into a community hub
The biggest stadium in Qatar, which also hosted the final match, will transform into a community hub and residential area with shops, schools, cafes and medical clinics.
3. Al Bayt Stadium will turn into a 5-star hotel and shopping centre
This was the stadium that hosted the first World Cup match in Qatar, will become a five-star hotel and shopping centre but not just that. There are plans for a sports medicine hospital to be constructed in it too.
2. Al Thumama Stadium is looking to get a similar reconstruction
Much like Al Bayt, Al Thumama stadium will decrease in size and have a sports clinic and host, as well as continue to function as an unspecified sporting stadium.
1. Khalifa International Stadium is the oldest one of the bunch and will continue to host matches
It was built by Qatar’s former Emir, Sheikh Khalifa ibn Hamad Al Thani in 1976 as an independence gift for his people.