Al Thumama Stadium is steeped in the culture, history and symbolism of Qatar and the region. This 40,000-seat stadium will host 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ matches through to the quarter-finals.
A tribute to our region
Located 12km south of Doha's glittering skyline and seafront promenade, Al Thumama Stadium's design represents the gahfiya – a traditional woven cap worn by men and boys across the Middle East.
The gahfiya forms a fundamental layer of the traditional clothing of the region. It is also a symbol of dignity and independence – a perfect analogy for Qatar and the surrounding region.
A country comes of age
Al Thumama Stadium is a nod to the past, while offering an exciting glimpse into Qatar's tomorrow. In Arab culture, the gahfiya forms an important part of every young boy's path to adulthood.
Every family from the region recognises the gahfiya, as they will all recognise this magnificent stadium once it has brought the world together in 2022.
It is an arena that symbolises Qatar's youth, the country's emergence as a major player on the global sporting scene and the shared Arab heritage that inspired its creation.
An enduring future
Al Thumama Stadium's impact will be felt long after the curtain comes down on the tournament.
In legacy mode, the stadium's capacity will be reduced to meet local needs and provide quality sporting infrastructure to developing nations. The remaining 20,000-seat arena will be used for football and other sporting events. In addition, a branch of the world-renowned Aspetar Sports Clinic will open on site. A boutique hotel will replace the stadium's upper stands.
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