Lusail National Stadium (Qatar World Cup 2022)

The Lusail National Stadium in Doha is a host venue of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ starting in November. The stadium’s design is inspired by the interplay of light and shadow that characterises the ‘fanar’ lantern. Lusail’s shape and facade echo the intricate decorative motifs on bowls and other vessels characteristic of the golden age of art and craftsmanship in the Arab and Islamic world.


World Cup matches

Qatar’s biggest tournament venue (80,000 Tournament capacity) will host the final, along with matches during every stage of Qatar 2022.

22 November Group C: Argentina v Saudi Arabia (1300 local time) 24 November Group G: Brazil v Serbia (2200 local time) 26 November Group C: Argentina v Mexico (2200 local time)

28 November Group H: Portugal v Uruguay (2200 local time) 30 November Group C: Saudi Arabia v Mexico (2200 local time) 2 December Group G: Cameroon v Brazil (2200 local time) 5 December Round of 16: 1H v 2G (12200 local time) 9 December Quarterfinal: W49 v W50 (2200 local time) 13 December Semifinal: W57 v W58 (2200 local time) 18 December Final (1800 local time)Now is all – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

How to get there

The stadium will be served by the Doha Metro Red Line. Drivers will be able to access the stadium by using the Al Khor Expressway. There will be a number of park and ride facilities in close proximity to the stadium. Post-2022, people will be able to reach the facility by using the Lusail Light Rail Tram.

Legacy and sustainability 

The current plan for Lusail Stadium is to study the modification of the venue’s interior space to house a mixture of civic facilities. Post-2022, the venue could feature affordable housing units, shops, food outlets, health clinics and even a school. The upper tier could be re-purposed into outdoor terraces for new homes and a community football pitch potentially built within the premises. To make way for these new amenities, some tournament installations will have to be removed. Any materials removed will be preserved and, where possible, re-purposed and donated to communities which require sporting infrastructure.

Sustainable building practices have been used throughout the construction. Recycled water is used to irrigate plants around the stadium. Water efficient fixtures and leak detection systems are operational. The construction site conserves 40% more fresh water than conventional stadium developments. The arena’s roof has been designed with sustainability in mind. 

A state-of-the-art material called Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) protects the stadium from warm wind, keeps out dust and allows in enough light for the pitch to grow while providing shade to reduce the burden on the stadium’s air conditioning. Lusail Stadium has received a 5-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System.

  • Official name: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor City
  • Capacity: 60,000