Khalifa International Stadium

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Adored by many as the home of football in Qatar

Khalifa International Stadium
A sporting legend re-energised
FIFA World Cup 2022™ Stadium Capacity*
Aspire, 5km west of central Doha
Khalifa International Stadium
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A sporting legend re-energised 

Khalifa International Stadium has hosted a long list of momentous sporting events since its inauguration in 1976. In fact, rarely is football or athletics mentioned in Qatar without referring to this venue. Naturally, the stadium received a complete refit for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ as a reward for its long-standing service. On reopening in May 2017, it played host to the Amir Cup Final – the club football event close to the hearts of all Qataris.  

The stadium’s magnificent dual arches were always its most recognisable features. These remain intact – but now feature a wide canopy stretched out below them. This complements the stadium's cooling system to maintain a comfortable temperature for players and fans alike.  

The new tier added 12,000 seats, while digital lighting and a modern façade brought new sparkle to an old friend. Having previously staged the Arabian Gulf Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup™ and IAAF World Athletics Championships, this venue is ready to excite the world as part of the greatest football show on earth. 

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