Lusail Stadium is the final stage of the World Cup.. The largest and most hosting stadiums of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Lusail Stadium is the largest stadium of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the stage of the final match of the first World Cup in the Middle East, it is also the most of the eight stadiums hosting matches of the tournament, as well as being built on the territory of the newest world-class city in Qatar.
Lusail Stadium is the eighth Stadium of the World Cup in Qatar, which will be held between November 20 and December 18, the rest of the stadiums are: Khalifa International, South, Education City, Ahmed bin Ali, Al Thumama, Al Bayt and 974.
Lusail Stadium is located about 15 km north of the Qatari capital (Doha), in the city of Lusail. It is one of the most important World Cup stadiums in Qatar, where it will host the closing ceremony and the final match of the 2022 World Cup.
Fans can reach the matches via the updated roads, the Doha Metro, or the Lusail light transport service, and they can also spend their time in various parks or in the planned entertainment city.
Means of Transportation
Fans holding the “Haya” card can take advantage of free transportation services via modern public transport throughout Qatar from November 11 to December 23, 2022. Fans will be able to get directly to Lusail Stadium via the Doha Metro via Lusail station on the Red Line, which is located a very short distance from the stadium.
As for the drivers of private cars and their escorts, they can reach the stadium via several roads, the closest of which is the Al-Khor highway, which built the stadium directly next to it.
There is sufficient parking, and all other means of transport are located near the stadium, knowing that in the post-World Cup phase it will be possible to reach the stadium via the Lusail light tram network.
Capacity of stands and matches
Lusail Stadium has a capacity of more than 80 thousand fans, which made it the largest stadium of the Qatar World Cup, and hosts 10 matches in all stages of the World Cup competitions, including 6 matches in the group stage starting with the match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia on November 22, to calculate the third group, and hosts one match in each of the final, quarter-final and semi-final rounds, in addition to the final on December 18, coinciding with the national day of the state of Qatar.
Design Lusail Stadium
The stadium, located in the modern, modern city of Lusail, has a unique design that reflects the character of the city, which was built in the latest style, and at the same time symbolizes the richness and antiquity of the country’s and the region’s past.
The unique design was inspired by the interplay of light and shadow characteristic of the traditional Arab lighthouse or lantern, and the structure of the stadium and its facade reflect the fine-detailed inscriptions carried by traditional food bowls, utensils, and other art pieces that spread throughout the Arab and Islamic world during the renaissance witnessed by the region. Over time, the golden color on the exterior facade will fade to mimic the colors of ancient metal utensils, updating the culture of the region and speaking of the antiquity of its history.
The stadium has been equipped with a very advanced cooling system that allows the stadium to be used in all seasons of the year without being affected by weather factors outside, and many heat-reflecting technologies have been added to the design of the stadium.
After the closing of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Lusail Stadium and the surrounding area will be transformed into a vibrant community destination that includes residential units, shops, restaurants, cafes, health clinics and schools.it is also planned to dismantle the upper part of the grandstand seats and donate them to countries that need stadiums and sports infrastructure.
Lusail Stadium was designed and constructed in accordance with the sustainability and environmental conservation plan that the state of Qatar is keen on in all stadiums of the World Cup, which made it receive a 5-Star Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAs) certificate in design and construction, where the use of sustainable construction standards and water recycling measures was taken into account.
The modern equipment for sustainability guarantees a water saving of 40% compared to other traditional stadiums, with the use of recycled water to irrigate the plants in the area around the stadium, and the roof was constructed using a special material known as “polytetraoroethylene”, protects the stadium from wind and dust, while allowing enough sunlight to enter the grass on the pitch, while providing shade to reduce the burden on the cooling technology in the stadium.
It is noteworthy that all eight stadiums of the Qatar 2022 World Cup received the certificate of the Global Sustainability Assessment System “G-SAS”, among which 3 stadiums received the four-star category, while the others were awarded the five-star category.
The “G-SAS” system has been approved by FIFA and ensures that the infrastructure of the tournament meets a set of strict environmental standards.