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Education City Stadium

Education City Stadium, located in Al Rayyan, Qatar is another attraction of World Cup 2022. The seating capacity of the stadium is 40,000. The design of the stadium shows the rich Islamic culture. The transport facilities via metro, road are available.

Design inspiration: The rich history of Islamic architecture blended with striking modernity
2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage
2022 capacity: 40,000
Legacy: Facilities for the Qatar Foundation community and general public
Legacy capacity: 20,000

Matches:

5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16
1x Quarter-Final

History from Wikipedia

Education City Stadium (Arabic: استاد المدينة التعليمية‎), is a football stadium which is located in Al RayyanQatar, in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Education City Stadium takes the form of a jagged diamond. The 45,350-seat stadium will be located in the midst of several university campuses at the Qatar Foundation‘s Education City. It should be easily accessible for fans both in Qatar and in neighboring Bahrain, which will be only 51 minutes away from the stadium by high-speed rail. Following the FIFA World Cup, the stadium will retain 25,000 seats for use by university athletic teams. On 3 September 2020, the stadium hosted its first official match played under the 2020-21 Qatar Stars League.

Construction

With 20 percent of its building materials identified as green, the stadium is among the world’s most environmentally sustainable stadiums. In May 2019, Education City Stadium received a five-star GSAS rating.

The Design and Build Contractor is JPAC JV, who appointed Pattern Design as the lead design architect and Buro Happold for engineering design.

2019 FIFA Club World Cup

On 30 September 2019, FIFA announced the 45,360-seater Education City Stadium as the host of the third-place play-off and final at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019. The stadium would have hosted Liverpool’s opener in the semi-finals, but on 7 December 2019, the official opening of the Stadium was postponed until early 2020. Liverpool’s opener, the final, and the third-place playoff were moved to the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

2022 FIFA World Cup

The stadium was completed in June 2020 and officially opened on the 15th of June, 2020.

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