Qatar 2022 World Cup Venue: Khalifa International Stadium


Khalifa International Stadium, one of the venues for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Khalifa Stadium, which was built in 1976, has hosted a number of major events

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Built in 1976, the Khalifa International Stadium has hosted the Asian Games, the Arab Gulf Cup and the AFC Asian Cup. In 2019, the stadium hosted the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, as well as matches world Cup Interclub 2019.

City of FIFA+, The stadium underwent an extensive redevelopment in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The stadium’s double arches remained intact after reconstruction and have now been fitted with a wide canopy underneath, which supports the integration of the stadium with the new cooling system.

A total of 10,450 spectator seats were added to the new ground level to bring the total seating capacity to 40,000 throughout the tournament.

The stadium now has a new facade. Meanwhile, the latest LED lighting system adds a new dimension to the fan experience.

How to get to the stadium

The stadium is served by the Doha Metro Golden Line at Sport City station. The stadium is located in the heart of the Aspire Zone, the sports hub of Qatar which was the foundation of the 2006 Asian Games. This zone is designed to encourage participation in sport.

Aspetar Sports Hospital, Aspire Dome (the largest indoor multi-purpose sports hall in the world), Hamad Aquatic Center and Aspire Park are all part of the Aspire Zone. In addition, the stadium is a stone’s throw from The Torch Doha hotel and the Villagio shopping center.

World Cup match at Khalifa International Stadium

The stadium is being prepared to host the group matches, last 16 and third place match at Qatar 2022.

21 November

Group B: England – Iran (20:00 WIB)

November 23

Group E: Germany – Japan (20:00 WIB)

November 25

Group A: Netherlands v Ecuador (23:00 WIB)

November 27

Group F: Croatia – Canada (23:00 WIB)

November 29

Group A: Ecuador – Senegal (22:00 WIB)

December 2

Group E: Japan – Spain (02:00 WIB)

December 3

Round of 16: 1A v 2B (10:00 p.m. WIB)

December 17

3rd place (22.00 WIB)

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