Al Janoub Stadium (Qatar World Cup 2022)

The Al Janoub Stadium in Doha is a host venue of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ starting in November. The design is inspired by the sails of traditional dhow boats, in tribute to Al Wakrah’s seafaring past. An innovative cooling system and retractable roof mean the stadium will be used all year round. The stadium was designed by AECOM and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Al Janoub Park, within the precinct, opened in February 2020. It features cycling and running tracks, children’s play areas and other green spaces. Eventually, there will be a marketplace and community facilities, including a mosque and school.

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World Cup matches

Stadium set to host matches up to and including the round of 16 stage during Qatar 2022.

22 November  Group D: France v Australia (2200 local time)

24 November  Group G: Switzerland v Cameroon (1300 local time)

26 November  Group F: Tunisia v Australia (1300 local time)

28 November  Group G: Cameroon v Serbia (1300 local time)

30 November  Group D: Australia v Denmark (1800 local time)

1 December  Group H: Ghana v Uruguay (1800 local time)

5 November  Round of 16: 1E v 2F (1800 local time) Now is all – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Opening match

The stadium was inaugurated on 16 May 2019 when it hosted the 2019 Amir Cup final. 

How to get there

Al Janoub Stadium is served by a network of new expressways and roads which provide easy access to residents and visitors to both Al Wakrah and Doha. 

The stadium will be served by Al Wakrah station on the Red Line of the Doha Metro. The station is located 4.5km from the stadium and will be served by shuttle bus services on match days.  

The precinct has dedicated bus stops, interconnected cycling paths and safe pedestrian routes.

Legacy and sustainability 

A number of Qatari companies have been involved with the delivery of Al Janoub Stadium, including MIDMAC and PORR Qatar, Coastal, which has manufactured the stadium seats, and SOLB26, which has manufactured the steel required for the stadium. More than 50% of the investment to build the stadium has supported the Qatari economy.

Thanks to its modular nature, the stadium’s capacity will be reduced from 40,000 to 20,000 after the tournament, with the excess seats – from the upper tier – being donated to football development projects overseas.

  • Official name: Al Janoub Stadium, Doha
  • Capacity: 40,000