Al Bayt Stadium

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A unique Qatari stadium

Al Bayt Stadium
Al Bayt Stadium
Enjoy the warmest of Arab welcomes

Host of the Opening Match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
FIFA World Cup 2022™ Stadium Capacity*
Al Khor City, 35km north of Doha
Al Bayt Stadium
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A uniquely Qatari stadium, to rival the best in the world

Al Bayt Stadium’s role as host for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ Opening Match was assured from its first design sketch. Qatar turned to the rich fabric of its culture to welcome the world – inviting guests to enjoy the traditional comfort custom has demanded in this region for centuries.  

Inspired by the bayt  al sha’ar of Qatar’s nomadic people, the stadium’s magnificent tent structure envelopes an ultra-modern football stadium. Traditionally, the tents are identified by black and white stripes. This is reflected on the arena's distinctive exterior, as are the vibrant sadu patterns that greet fans once inside.  

Sustainability was paramount in Al Bayt Stadium’s development and the upper tier was designed to be removed after the tournament – allowing the recommissioning of seats.  

Environmental practices extend to the surrounding city of Al Khor where the numerous parks, lakes and protected greenbelt land stretch out from the stadium to the sea – ensuring a lasting legacy from the world’s most welcoming stadium. 

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