Stadium 974 (Qatar World Cup 2022)
Stadium 974 will host seven matches during the FIFA World Cup, with six group games and one Round of 16 knockout match. The only waterfront venue with a spectacular view of the Doha skyline, Stadium 974 was constructed using standard certified shipping containers and modular steel elements, echoing the nearby port and the industrial history of the plot.
The result is a distinctive, boldly colourful and thoroughly modern arena. The concept of the stadium was designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects. The stadium’s clever modular design meant that fewer normal building materials were required than in traditional stadium development, which helped keep construction costs down.
World Cup matches
Stadium 974 will host seven matches during the FIFA World Cup, with six group games and one Round of 16 knockout match.
22 November Group C: Mexico v Poland (1900 local time)
24 November Group H: Portugal v Ghana (1900 local time)
26 November Group D: France v Denmark (1900 local time)
28 November Group G: Brazil v Switzerland (1900 local time)
30 November Group H: Poland v Argentina (2200 local time)
01 December Group G: Serbia v Switzerland (2200 local time)
05 December Round of 16: 1G v 2H (2200 local time) Now is all – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
How to get there
Fans are able to access the venue by using the Doha Metro. Ras Bu Abboud Station (Gold Line) is located 800m away from the stadium. It is also in close proximity to the Doha Corniche and can be reached through the newly-developed pedestrian walkways.
The 40’000-tournament capacity stadium was unveiled during a digital launch in November 2021 and hosted its first match during the opening day of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ when the United Arab Emirates played Syria on 30 November 2021.
Legacy and sustainability
The first-ever FIFA complaint stadium that can be fully dismantled and re-purposed post-event. This includes flexibility in the design to rebuild the stadium with the same capacity in a different location or build multiple smaller venues using the same materials. The stadium received a 5-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for both its design and construction.
The stadium bowl seating avoids the need for air conditioning as it is designed to be naturally ventilated. The overall stadium steel structure can be recycled and reused post-tournament, based on any legacy option that is selected.
The stadium’s water efficiency methods ensure it reduces water use by 40% compared to a conventional stadium development.
- Official name: Stadium 974
- Capacity: 40,000