Khalifa International Stadium
The Khalifa International Stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in Qatar. It is named after Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s former Emir. The stadium has been Qatar’s football stadium since 1976. The Stadium is located in the west of Doha at roughly 10 kilometers from central Doha. Everyone can reach the stadium via metro services and other services.
The seating capacity of the Stadium is 40000. Arabian Gulf Cup, FIFA Club World Cup matches, IAAF World Athletics Championships have been hosted in this stadium. The stadium is the core stadium of Qatar and is historically related to Qatar. Khalifa International Stadium is the best stadium for 2022 players. This Stadium is also known as Qatar’s national stadium.
Design inspiration: An ultra-modern stadium that honors Qatar’s sporting history
2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage
2022 capacity: 40,000
Legacy: Home stadium of Qatar’s national team
Legacy capacity: 40,000
5x Group Matches
1x Round of 16
Match for Third Place
History from Wikipedia
The stadium opened in 1976. In 1992, the stadium hosted the games of the 11th Gulf Cup with its 15 games. Qatar finally came first and won the first golf cup. It was renovated and expanded in 2005, before the 2006 Asian Games, to increase its capacity from originally 20,000 to 40,000 seats. A roof covers the western side of the stadium. The eastern side has a large arch, which was used as a platform to launch fireworks during the 2006 Asian Games opening ceremony.
Before the 2005 renovation, the stadium was used mostly for association football (soccer) matches, but it is equipped for many other sports. Since 1997, the stadium has hosted the annual Doha Diamond League (previously known by other names) track and field competition. It is the Qatar national football team‘s home stadium. The stadium hosted 6 games of the 2011 Pan Arab Games: all matches of the Qatar national team in the group stage, as well as the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finals of the tournament.
After another redevelopment, the stadium reopened in May 2017.
The stadium was the site of the 2019 World Athletics Championships in September and October of that year.
On 17 December 2019, the stadium is scheduled as the venue of two 2019 FIFA Club World Cup matches the fifth-place match and the semi-final between the CONMEBOL Libertadores champions and the winner of Match 3. Following the decision to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022, it was planned to increase the capacity of the stadium to 68,000.