Check out the latest updates from each Qatar 2022 stadium
Qatar's historic Khalifa International Stadium was the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be completed.It was inaugurated in front of 40,000 fans by His Highness The Amir, SheikhTamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, during the 2017 Amir Cup final.
Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City
This 60,000-seat stadium is the future home of Al Khor Sports Club and a proposed semi-final venue for Qatar 2022. Installation of the retractable roof and iconic tent-like façade, along with landscaping around the precinct, are ongoing. Other developments include the laying of the pitch, the completion of four artificial lakes and installation of the solar lighting poles. Some of these poles will replicate the traditional needle used for weaving in Qatar, while others will look like Arab falcon stands.
Al Wakrah Stadium
Inspired by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, this design emulates the shape of the traditional dhow boat used in fishing towns like Al Wakrah. Installation of the bleachers is completed and work on the stadium roof structure and production of stadium seating, by Qatari company Coastal, is ongoing. Exciting work is also happening in an area adjacent to the site, where turf for the stadium's pitch is being grown at the local turf nursery. This 40,000-seat stadium will host matches up to the quarter-finals stage in 2022.
Al Rayyan Stadium
This 40,000-seat venue will host matches up to the quarter-finals stage in 2022. After the tournament, it will be handed over to Al Rayyan Sports Club, one of Qatar's most popular football clubs, when the venue capacity will be reduced to 28,000. Work on-site is advancing rapidly with the development of roof columns being completed, and the steel for the roof and upper tier seats arriving from China. These will soon be installed by a 1,250-tonne crane. The Al Rayyan Stadium project recently passed 15 million man hours without suffering a lost-time accident.
Education City Stadium
The construction of the 40,000 capacity Education City Stadium remains on track following the installation of 44 V-shaped columns. In addition, the stadium's concrete skeleton, pre-cast tier and demountable steel tiers have been built and installed. Once complete, the stadium will become the focal point for Education City's sporting facilities and play a key role in Qatar Foundation's commitment to community development.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
This 40,000-seat venue will be the first fully demountable stadium in FIFA World Cup™ history. This landmark venue will be built using modular building blocks. The main contract was awarded in 2017, with the stadium building blocks due to arrive by the end of this year. Excavation works are ongoing in the stadium area and the reinforced concrete for the foundation is being installed.
Al Thumama Stadium
Arab Engineering Bureau, the oldest architectural and engineering consulting firm in Qatar, designed Al Thumama Stadium. Inspired by the 'gahfiya' headdress worn by men across the Arab region, main construction works are ongoing at the 40,000-seat venue. Excavation works have been completed at the site, while the concreting of columns and internal walls at the underground level is underway.
Construction at the venue which will host both the opening match and final in 2022, the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium, is progressing rapidly. Stadium foundations are almost 50% complete and work on the columns and footings is ongoing. The venue, which will be the centre-piece of the tournament, is starting to take shape, with the main structure beginning to rise skywards, where it will eventually reach 80m. In addition, the lower tier foundations are nearing completion.