The 2022 World Cup is only a few days away. On November 20, 2022, to be precise, this four-year grand event will be held again. Different from previous editions, this time the 2022 World Cup will be held in the middle of the domestic league season around the world, especially Europe. Precisely from November to December.
Qatar, which was appointed as the host of the 22nd edition of the World Cup, has also prepared in such a way as to welcome this event. One of them is shifting the normal schedule from June to July to November to December. Because, in the middle of the year the air temperature in Qatar is too hot to hold the event.
In addition, Qatar has also prepared 8 combat arenas for 32 countries that will compete. The following is a profile of each stadium.
The 40.000 capacity stadium will host 7 matches during the World Cup. The location of this stadium is on the waterfront of Doha with its stunning views.
This stadium really reduces the cost of reconstruction by using environmentally friendly materials and using a more modern concept with a modular stadium design.
Because, this stadium can later be disassembled again after the event. This is useful if the stadium is to be rebuilt with the same capacity in a different location.
In addition, this stadium also uses a water saving efficiency of 40% compared to conventional stadiums.
2. Lusail Stadium
This stadium is the largest with a capacity of 80.000. It will be the stadium for the top party of the World Cup later. In addition, the stadium will also host another knockout match.
The design and motifs of the stadium are hallmarks of a golden age of art and craftsmanship in the Arab and Islamic worlds. The plan of this stadium after the end of the World Cup will be used as housing, shops, outlets, health clinics to schools.
In addition, any materials that will be overhauled will be stored or even donated to communities that need sports facilities.
Just like the 974 stadium, this stadium also has water-saving equipment and a leak detection system as well as water recycling which will be used to irrigate the plants around the stadium.
3. Khalifa International Stadium
The stadium which was built in 1976 has hosted several international championships. This stadium has a capacity of 40.000 spectators which will be used in 8 World Cup matches this time.
This stadium has a unique feature, namely the double arch above the stadium. In addition, the stadium has also been equipped with a wide canopy below which supports the stadium's integration with the new cooling system.
4. Education City Stadium
The 40.000 capacity stadium will host 8 World Cup matches. The stadium with an ultra modern design blends with traditional Islamic architecture.
After these shows are over, the modular top of the stadium will be removed and the seats will be donated to countries lacking sporting infrastructure. In addition, the stadium will become a sports center for the local community and surrounding students.
5. Al Thumama Stadium
This stadium has a representative design gahfiya. These are the traditional woven hats worn by men and boys throughout the Middle East that are part of the traditional regional dress. It is also a symbol of dignity and independence.
The 40.000-capacity stadium will be trimmed to 20.000 after the World Cup to meet local needs and provide sports infrastructure for other countries.
The trimmed seats will become a hotel as well as a branch of a sports clinic. In addition, around the stadium there will be a community center with other sports facilities such as volleyball, basketball, swimming and even running and cycling tracks.
6. Al Janoub Stadium
The 40.000 capacity stadium will host 7 World Cup matches. The design of the stadium is a tribute to the past sailing of Al Wakrah which was inspired by the sail of a traditional boat, the Dhow.
Around the stadium, there is a park with cycling and running tracks, as well as a children's play area and green open space. In addition, there will be markets and community facilities such as mosques and schools.
This stadium is modular. Therefore, after the World Cup is over, 20.000 of the 40.000 seats in this stadium will be donated to the development of foreign football.
7. Al Bayt Stadium
The stadium has a design that respects Qatar's past and present. This stadium takes the name bayt al sha'ar. Namely tents historically used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and the Arabian Gulf region.
This area is a very large area with green open spaces as well as play areas, training grounds, running tracks, cycling, horseback riding to camel riding.
The stadium, which has a capacity of 60.000, will be converted into various facilities, such as five-star hotels, shopping centers, food courts, gyms and multi-purpose halls as well as leading sports hospitals. This stadium will open the World Cup performances and 8 other matches.
8. Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
The stadium area has various sports facilities such as cricket field, football field, children's playground, fitness center, water sports center, tennis court, skateboard and athletic track.
The design of the stadium is unique, having several patterns that characterize various aspects of Qatar such as the importance of family, the beauty of the desert, native flora and fauna as well as local and international trade.
This stadium will host 7 of the 64 matches during the World Cup.