Lusail Stadium

Lusail Stadium is a football stadium in Lusail, Qatar. The stadium owned by the Qatar Football Association will host the final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Originally scheduled for 2020, its opening was postponed to 2021.

Located about 23km north of Doha, Lusail Stadium is currently the biggest stadium in Qatar. It has a capacity of 80,000 seats. Like the other seven, Lusail Stadium is also set to use solar power for temperature control with zero carbon footprint.

The stadium’s planning began in 2014 with the final concept being held a secret. Although construction work began in 2015, to begin actual work took two more years. In December 2018, the release of the stadium’s rendering took place. It took 4 years to complete the stadium’s construction process and on 22 November 2021, it was finally opened.

The stadium’s outer layer resembles a giant bowl with a circular and limited footprint. The upwards growing shell will be a fascinating view for arriving spectators. It also contains a very detailed triangular pattern covering the outside. Both the shape and pattern designs were inspired by Qatari local craftmanship. The cable-membrane rooftop also contains a similar pattern with sections creating diamond-shaped elements.

Lusail Stadium Informations:

Full Name Lusail Iconic Stadium
Location Lusail, Qatar
Architect AFL Architectures, Foster + Partners, Manica Architecture
Capacity 86,000
Construction Began 11 April 2017
Stadium Opened 22 November 2020
Structural Engineer Mahmoud Mahrous, Sasidharan Sahadevan
Contractors HBK Contracting, China Railway Construction Corporation

Design Difference from Other Venues:

The arena’s roof is what sets it apart from other venues built for the coming FIFA World Cup 2022. The design construction technique was so unique, that the concept was held a secret for an extremely long period. The lead designer and Chairman of Foster + Partners, Lord Foster himself said that the design was an extreme step forward in stadium design. He also added it was to be the first to break the mold of the free-standing suburban concept.

The roof material will allow the maximum amount of lighting to enter allowing grass to grow perfectly while maintaining the temperature. The stadium also boasted about its solar-power usage for temperature control with zero carbon footprint creation.

2022 FIFA World Cup in the Lusail Stadium:

Date Time (AST) Match
22 November 16:00 Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia
24 November 16:00 Brazil vs. Serbia
26 November 16:00 Argentina vs. Mexico
28 November 16:00 Portugal vs. Uruguay
30 November 18:00 Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico
2 December 18:00 Cameroon vs. Brazil
6 December 18:00 Winner Gr.H vs. Runners-up Gr.G
9 December 18:00 Quarter-finals
13 December 22:00 Semi-finals
18 December 18:00 Final

Following the completion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the stadium is planned to be reconfigured. The total capacity of seats will be lowered to 40,000. The removed parts from the stadium will be used for repurposing. While the abandoned section of the building will be reconfigured as a community space with cafes, shops, educational and athlete-related facilities, and a health clinic.

Coming November 21, 2022, the highly anticipated quadrennial international football event, the 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar. To always be updated with the latest pieces of information related to the event, stay tuned to our website.

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