The historic port of Al Wakrah has always looked outwards across the open sea and to the future. Its new stadium is no different, with a long-term legacy that will go far beyond the waters of the Gulf.
A local focus, with a global reach
To accommodate football fans during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, Al Janoub Stadium has a seating capacity of 40,000. After the tournament winners have been crowned, around 20,000 seats will be removed (taking advantage of its modular design) and transported to countries in need of football infrastructure. This will not only boost the game's global reach and enhance social development abroad, but it will also leave Al Wakrah with an arena perfectly suited to local needs.
Infrastructure for sport, education & communities
The football stadium is just the start of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy's plans. Additional sporting facilities being developed in the precinct surrounding the stadium include cycling and running tracks, and a multipurpose indoor arena. New pedestrian-friendly outdoor spaces will encourage people to keep fit, while a new school will exercise the mind.
A mosque, wedding hall and market are also being constructed, bringing a tight-knit community even closer together. Local business and tourism, meanwhile, will benefit from improvements to the souq, the port and the corniche.
Green technology is just another way that Al Janoub Stadium is making a valuable contribution to the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030). The project is already enhancing tourism and business opportunities, sporting facilities and community amenities. It is also stimulating economic, social, human and environmental development – all pillars of the QNV 2030 strategy to build a better future for Qatar.