This magnificent stadium will welcome an impressive 60,000 football fans, while the FIFA World Cup 2022™ matches hosted here will be watched by hundreds of millions of fans worldwide. However, the legacy it leaves behind will be felt by countless more.
A far-reaching contribution at home & abroad
Some of those people will be in lands far from Qatar, where future football stadiums will inherit some of those 60,000 seats. The modular construction of Al Bayt Stadium will mean that almost half of its seating can be removed and given to football development projects around the world. Spreading a love of football and encouraging healthy lifestyles will be a proud achievement for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Aspire Zone Foundation, the SC stakeholder delivering this amazing venue.
Adapting to meet local needs & generate tourism
Reducing the capacity of the arena will also benefit the local community in Al Khor. Not only will a new capacity of nearly 32,000 be more suitable for post-FIFA World Cup™ events, but it will also create space for facilities to attract visitors to this coastal community.
After the tournament has been won and lost, the upper concourse of the stadium will be converted into a 5-star hotel. A shopping centre, food court, gym and multipurpose hall will also be incorporated into the venue, providing both visitors and local residents with a variety of amenities. A branch of Aspetar, the leading sports medicine facility, will also find a home there – drawing in athletes from around the globe.
The stadium's healthy living legacy will continue outside its tent-like walls. Tracks for running, cycling and horse/ camel riding will encourage physical fitness. Parks and play areas, along with restaurants and food kiosks, will reward both spontaneous visits and well-planned family outings.
Equally as important as its physical legacy of facilities, Al Bayt Stadium will give future generations a fine example of how just one sporting venue can change countless lives.