Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium Timeline
Unveiled on Qatar National Day (18 December) in 2020, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan made its debut with the showpiece Amir Cup final and became the fourth Qatar 2022™ stadium to be completed.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is built on the site of a venue that shared its name, the previous home of popular local team Al Rayyan SC. Deconstruction work to make way for the new 40,000-seat stadium began in September 2014.
In April 2015, the design of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium was revealed at a special ceremony held at Ali bin Abdullah Fort.
Al Rayyan SC’s state-of-the-art training ground was opened in July 2016, giving the players a place to hone their skills while they eagerly awaited their new stadium’s completion.
The installation of the stadium’s huge roof, spanning 32,700m2, began in May 2018.
A four-star GSAS certification came in October 2018, a major achievement that demonstrates Qatar 2022’s commitment to sustainability and green building.
In July 2020, as it neared completion, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium reached 20 million working hours without a lost-time incident – thanks to rigorous health & safety standards.
The stadium opened its doors to the world on 18 December 2020, delighting thousands of fans with a memorable Amir Cup final.
Shortly after its inauguration, the stadium hosted the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™, contested by the winners of each continent’s premier club competition.