Lusail, Qatar – With a capacity of 80,000 seats, Lusail Stadium will be the largest tournament venue for the 2022 World Cup which will take place in Qatar from November next year.
The stadium – one of eight venues for the tournament – will host a total of 10 matches, including the final and matches at each stage of the event.
Tournament organizers told Al Jazeera that the stadium is expected to be completed “by the end of 2021”, adding its “the concrete works, the installation of the steel superstructure and the large elevator on the roof have been completed ”.
“Site turf was planted on the compound turf farm in August 2020, with inspections showing good progress in growth and overall health.
The stadium’s design is inspired by the play of light and shadow that characterizes the “fanar” lantern.
To honor the commitments inherited from the organizing committee, the Lusail stadium will include a school, housing, shops, catering points and health clinics after the end of the World Cup.
A community football field will also be built on the premises.
Some facilities will be removed from the stadium “to make room for this new equipment,” according to a stadium backgrounder produced by organizers of Qatar 2022.
The tournament will be played in November and December next year to avoid Qatar’s summer heat, where temperatures often exceed 40 ° C (104 ° F) during the day.