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Al Janoub Stadium Seating Capacity, Location, Design, History, and More

The construction of the Al Janoub Stadium started in 2014 and it subsequently completed in 2019. The stadium, consequently, officially opened in May 2019 hosting the Amir Cup final that year.

Qatar has decided on the Al Janoub Stadium to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches along with seven other venues. The stadium was built specifically keeping in mind the ultra-important football league. The Al Janoub Stadium is second to the Khalifa Stadium in terms of the completion time post the world cup announcement. Know all about Al Janoub Stadium Seating Capacity, Location, Design, History, and More.

Al Janoub Stadium Seating Capacity

One of the venues of the FIFA World Cup, Al Janoub Stadium has the capacity to seat 40,000 spectators at a time.

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Al Janoub Stadium Location

The Al Janoub Stadium is located in Al Waqrah. The city sitting at the shore of the Persian Gulf has a rich history to it. The city is known for its pearl diving and fishing history.

Al Janoub Stadium Design

The design of the Al Janoub is based on the Dhow boats, traditionally used for fishing and pearl diving purposes. Moreover, the stadium has a retractable roof that homes the much-needed cooling system.

Al Janoub Stadium History

The construction of the Al Janoub Stadium started in 2014 and it subsequently completed in 2019. The stadium, consequently, officially opened in May 2019 hosting the Amir Cup final that year. The stadium has since hosted the 2020 AFC Champions League and games for the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup.

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Al Janoub Stadium Cost

The construction of the Al Janoub reportedly cost around €587 million.

FIFA World Cup Matches at the Al Janoub Stadium

Al Janoub, in Al Waqrah will host 7 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Here’s the list of all the world cup matches scheduled at this specific stadium.

  • 22 November: France v Australia (Group D)
  • 24 November: Switzerland v Cameroon (Group G)
  • 26 November: Tunisia v Australia (Group D)
  • 28 November: Cameroon v Serbia (Group G)
  • 30 November: Australia v Denmark (Group D)
  • 2 December: Ghana v Uruguay (Group H)
  • 5 December: Winner Group E v Runner-up Group F (Round of 16)

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Legacy

Post wrapping up the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the capacity of the stadium will reduce to half. The reduced capacity will ensure an amped-up atmosphere for the home team of Al Waqrah at their games. The removed seats, in turn, will go in donation to football projects in developing countries.

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Ayushi Singh
Ayushi Singhhttp://thesportslite.com
Ayushi is a Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate. An avid sports enthusiast, with an inclination towards Cricket. Likes to be well informed, as she likes to be well read. Will be found indulging in a book if not in India's 2011 WC win highlights.
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