Education City Stadium
Education City Stadium

Education City Stadium Timeline

A stunning new stadium has risen up in Education City, Qatar’s vibrant university district, ready for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

On the occasion of this venue’s completion, we honoured the frontline workers fighting COVID-19 – the Champions of Hope – with a special video.
 

On 2 December 2014 – the fourth anniversary of Qatar winning the rights to host the tournament – Education City Stadium’s elegant design was revealed.

Education City Stadium
Education City Stadium

Work on the venue soon began and one million hours had already been completed on site by May 2015.

Education City Stadium

An incredible discovery was made in February 2016, when excavations uncovered rocks dating back 20-30 million years. Excavators dug 17m down, so the pitch can sit below sea level, where temperatures are cooler.

Education City Stadium
Education City Stadium

The first concrete was poured in March 2017, beginning an exciting new stage in the stadium’s development.

In July 2018, the main concrete structure was finished, allowing expectant fans to glimpse the shape of the spectacular stadium to come.

Education City Stadium
Education City Stadium

Work began on lifting the colossal roof into place in November 2018. And by July 2019, both the roof and its glistening façade were complete.

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Education City Stadium

Later that year, in November, the seats were installed, ready for passionate fans from around the world.

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In January 2020, the stadium received a five-star sustainability rating under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), signalling its commitment to protecting the environment.

Education City Stadium

15 June 2020 was the official day of completion. It was marked with a special TV programme to showcase the third match-ready FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ venue.

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