Qatar has prepared the Education City Stadium among the eight venues prepared to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches. For the legacy of the FIFA World Cup happening for the first time in an Arab Country, Qatar has left no stone unturned to ensure an epic season. And to prepare their sporting arena at the best has been their top priority. Consequently, following the template, the Education City Stadium is all set to host important world cup matches. Let’s know all about Education City Stadium Seating Capacity, Location, Cost, Design, History, and Matches.
Education City Stadium Seating Capacity
The Education City Stadium has the capacity to have 40,000 spectators at a time.
Education City Stadium Design
Education City is a cleverly designed stadium using natural resources like the sun adding to its appeal. The stadium sports triangular structures shaped up like diamonds. The diamond patterns, in turn, offer the visual effect of changing colors with the gradual movement of the sun. Reportedly, the structure is to represent quality, durability, and resilience. Consequently, the stadium earned the nickname “Diamond in the Desert”, for its representation.
Education City Stadium History
This stadium is among the new stadiums prepared for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. The construction took off in 2016 and was completed in 2020. The stadium officially opened in June hosting a virtual event during the pandemic. The stadium, ultimately, hosted many matches of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup.
Education City Stadium Cost
The construction of this specific stadium reportedly cost $700 million.
Education City Stadium Location
The venue is located in Al Rayyan, lying 7 kilometers away from central Doha. And as the name suggests lies among the central universities of Qatar.
FIFA World Cup Matches At this Venue
The Education City Stadium will be home to 8 matches of the FIFA World Cup including a quarter-final match. Here’s the list of all the matches scheduled at the Education City Stadium.
- 22 November: Denmark v Tunisia (Group D)
- 24 November: Uruguay v South Korea (Group H)
- 26 November: Poland v Saudi Arabia (Group C)
- 28 November: South Korea v Ghana (Group H)
- 30 November: Tunisia v France (Group D)
- 1 December: South Korea v Portugal (Group H)
- 6 December: Winner Group F v Runner-up Group E (Round of 16)
- 9 December: Quarter-final
The Education City Stadium will continue to host other important tournaments of football. However, post the FIFA World Cup, the stadium will convert into half of its capacity. The 20,000 removed seats will subsequently go to donation to sports projects in other developing countries.
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