The Al Wakrah Stadium is a football stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It will have a capacity of 25,000 spectators and replace the old Al Wakrah Sports Stadium. It will host the final of the 2021 Gulf Cup of Nations. The stadium was designed by KAA Co and features a modern-art exterior and a canopy roof inspired by the sails of local fishing boats. The artificial turf pitch is made with hybrid grass which can grow on sandy soil. The design also facilitates heat reduction and natural lighting to limit energy use.
The Al Wakrah Stadium is a football stadium located in the city of Al Wakra. It is one of the proposed venues to host matches for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 spectators and will be opened in 2020. It is planned to cost €62 million, which makes it one of the most expensive stadiums in world football, after the renovated Maracanã with a cost of €317 million and Arena Corinthians with a cost of €200 million. The stadium was designed by the British firm Populous.
The stadium’s capacity will be 40,000 spectators, and the pitch will be 105 x 68 meters. There will be 49 toilets and 17 elevators, and the whole project will cover an area of approximately 35,000 square meters. A training pitch will be placed behind the stadium, with a size of about 22,000 square meters. The training pitch will be covered by a roof, which is not included in the design of the stadium.
2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is a football tournament that will be held in Qatar in 2022. The decision to host the tournament in Qatar was made on December 2, 2010, in Zurich when FIFA's executive committee chose Qatar over its competitors Egypt, South Korea, and the United States. The tournament will be the first to be held in the Arabian Peninsula and is expected to generate revenue over $100 billion.
The tournament will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup. The decision to award Qatar the tournament was made based on the superiority of the bid in terms of economic viability and implementation concepts.
There are currently eight stadiums under construction in Qatar in preparation for the tournament.
Design and build contractors
A design and build contractor is a company that is responsible for the design and construction of a project. The contractor is usually the entity that has the most experience in the industry. Design and build contractors are chosen when the client wants to have more control over the project.
Design and build contractors are typically engaged on very complex, large-scale projects. They are extremely specialized companies that bring together all the experts to collaborate on the project. The team is made up of different specialists, such as architects, civil engineers, landscape architects, contractors, and quantity surveyors.
Qatar 2022 brand pillars
The Al Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is representative of the Qatar 2022 brand pillars of embracing Qatar's culture and heritage, engaging fans through technology and digital enhancements, and sustainability.
The stadium's design reflects the traditional architecture of the nearby fishing village of Al Wakrah, with the roof canopy resembling sails on boats, and seating for 25,000 spectators.
Key features of the Al Wakrah Stadium
- Artificial turf pitch: The hybrid grass pitch is made with synthetic fibers. It can grow on sandy soil and be irrigated with seawater.
- Modern-art exterior: The stadium features a modern-art exterior designed to resemble Qatar's traditional architecture.
- Canopy roof: The stadium's roof canopy is designed to resemble sails on boats, and is inspired by a traditional fishing technique used by local pearl divers.
- Natural lighting: The stadium's design facilitates heat reduction and natural lighting to limit energy use.
- Seating design: The stadium's seating design provides unobstructed views of the pitch and is inspired by the shape of pearls.
- Eco-friendly: The design also promotes eco-friendliness, with the use of recyclable materials and solar panels.
The stadium's design reflects the traditional architecture of the nearby fishing village and features a modern-art exterior, canopy roof, natural lighting, and seating design.
The Al Wakrah Stadium's design reflects the traditional architecture of the nearby fishing village, and features a modern-art exterior, canopy roof, natural lighting, and seating design, to engage fans with Qatar's culture and heritage, and achieve sustainability through eco-friendliness.
Al Wakrah stadium is a football stadium located in Al Wakrah, Qatar. It was one of the venues for the 2021 FIFA Women’s World Cup and will host the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has been designed to be the home ground for the Qatar national football team and local clubs. The stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 and will be one of the largest stadiums in the world. The stadium will rely on solar power to provide water, air conditioning, and public transportation. It will host other sports too besides football, including basketball and tennis.