Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

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Key Facts:

Host City – Doha

Capacity – 40 000

Completed – 2020


21 November Group B: USA v Wales (22:00)

23 November Group F: Belgium v Canada (22:00)

25 November Group B: Wales v Iran (13:00)

27 November Group B: Japan v Costa Rica (13:00)

29 November Group B: Wales v England (22:00)

1 December Group F: Croatia v Belgium (18:00)

3 December Round of 16: 1C v 2D (18:00)

History and description

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium also known as Al Rayyan Stadium is one stadium that will host games of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

It was built in the place of the old Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, with the plan of renovating it, but they ended up building a new stadium instead.

The stadium officially opened on the 18th of December 2020 with the Amir Cup Final between Al-Sadd and Al Arab and Al-Sadd won the match 2-1.

Design presentation of the stadium happened 2015 and construction to build the stadium started 2016.

During the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar the stadium will have a capacity of 40 000 seats.

After the World Cup, almost half of the seats will be removed and that will result in the stadium having 21 000 seats.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will host five first-round group matches and one Round of 16.

The stadium is located on the eastern edge of the Doha metropolitan area in the Al Rayyan suburb.

There are also a lot of locations surrounding the stadiums for food, drinks, hotels, and recreation.

Source: FIFA and the stadiumguide.com