With Qatar World Cup 2022 set to take place at the end of the year, the host country Qatar has unveiled eight playing venues for the tournament. The venue line-up features Qatar’s iconic Khalifa International Stadium, as well as seven brand new, futuristic stadiums purposely built for Qatar World Cup 2022.
WORLD CUP 2022 VENUES
While the Khalifa International Stadium was initially opened in 1976 and has been ingrained into the local culture over the years, the seven other stadiums, including the Lusail and Al Bayt, were built for this iconic sporting event and unveiled between 2019 and the end of 2021.
All together, the eight playing venues make up a total capacity of 380,000 seats and will be hosting an estimated 1,5 million spectators over 28 days. After the tournament is over, most of the venue capacity will be halved, and the remaining seating and stadium structures will be donated to building various sporting facilities around the world.
Qatar World Cup 2022 will be hosted in a total of three cities, and all of the stadiums are located within a 55 kilometre (35 mile) radius from Doha, making it easy for fans to travel between the venues as the tournament takes place.