Al Bayt Stadium
Fans arriving at this 60,000-capacity arena will have never seen anything like it.
A giant tent structure covers the entire stadium, located in the northern city of Al Khor. The stadium will host the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and fixtures right through to the semi-finals.
A uniquely Qatari stadium, to rival the best in the world
Delivered by Aspire Zone Foundation, the stadium takes its name from bayt al sha'ar – tents historically used by nomadic people in Qatar and the Gulf region. In common with Qatar's famous hospitality, Al Bayt Stadium welcomes 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 Qatar’s sustainability goals firmly in mind, its creation will be a model of green development. Facilities for the community are springing up around it. As well as providing a first-class venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, this arena is a shining example for future stadium construction.
A host bringing cultures together
Just 35km north of Doha, Al Khor is a city famous for its pearl diving and fishing; its 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 FIFA World Cup 2022™ 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 is portable. The upper tier of modular design seating will be removed following the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and given to developing nations that need sporting infrastructure – a lasting reminder of Qatar's generous spirit.