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Khalifa Stadium Seating Capacity, Location, Design, History, and More

The stadium sported a design of the East side having dual arches and the western side having a roof.

Khalifa Stadium, also known as the National Stadium is the oldest structure that will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches. Out of all the eight structures, this specific stadium was completed the first post-renovation works for the World Cup. Located in the heart of Doha, the Khalifa Stadium stands refreshed to host the sensational sporting event. Know all about Khalifa Football Stadium Seating Capacity, Location, Design, History, and More.

Khalifa Stadium Seating Capacity

Khalifa Football Stadium has the capacity to fit a total of 45,416 fans at a time in the arena.

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Khalifa Stadium Design

The stadium sported a design of the East side having dual arches and the western side having a roof. Post renovation, the arches stand the same, however, equipped with a canopy and a facade. The canopy sports the stadium’s newly added cooling system.

Khalifa Stadium History

The Khalifa Stadium originally opened in 1976. The multipurpose stadium has been home to many historic tournaments, including the 1992 Gulf Cup. Prior to the latest renovation, the stadium also renovated in 2005 ahead of the Asian Games. Home only to the national football team of Qatar, the authorities renovated it again for the FIFA World Cup. The process took off in 2014 and completed in 2017, the earliest among all the other venues in Qatar.

Location

The Khalifa Stadium is in Al Rayyan, lying at a distance of 5 kilometers from central Doha.

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Khalifa Football Stadium Cost

The renovation works for the Khalifa Stadium reportedly cost somewhere between €70 million-€280 million.

FIFA World Cup Matches at Khalifa Stadium

This specific stadium will host 8 FIFA World Cup matches for the latest edition. Here’s the list of all the matches scheduled at the venue.

  • 21 November: England v Iran (Group B)
  • 23 November: Germany v Japan (Group E)
  • 25 November: Netherlands v Ecuador (Group A)
  • 27 November: Croatia v Canada (Group F)
  • 29 November: Ecuador v Senegal (Group A)
  • 1 December: Japan v Spain (Group E)
  • 3 December: Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B (Round of 16)
  • 17 December: Third place play-off

Legacy

The National Stadium has a great legacy lying behind up until yet. And post the FIFA World Cup, the venue will continue hosting different leagues without any drastic change in the structure.

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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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