Lusail, Qatar – With a capacity of 80,000, Lusail Stadium will be the venue for the largest tournament for the 2022 World Cup to take place in Qatar from November next year.
The stadium – one of the eight tournament venues – will host a total of 10 matches, including finals and matches in all phases of the event.
The tournament organizers told Al Jazeera that the stadium would be completed “by the end of 2021”, adding that “completed the work of concrete, installed steel superstructure and raised the big roof “.
“The site’s grass is planted on the campus lawn farm in August 2020, with tests showing good growth and overall health.”
The design of the stadium is inspired by the interference of light and shadow that characterizes the “fan” lantern.
To fulfill the organizers’ inheritance commitments, Lusail Stadium will have schools, houses, shops, restaurants and wellness clinics after the end of the World Cup.
A community soccer field will also be built on site.
Some of the works will be removed from the stadium “to make room for these new facilities”, according to a stadium information sheet produced by the Qatar organizers 2022.
The tournament will be held in November and December next year to avoid the summer heat of Qatar, where the temperature usually exceeds 40C (104F) during the day.