Al Bayt Stadium
|Al Khor SC
|World Cup 2022
|09/2015 - 09/2018
|Salini Impregilo, Galfar, Cimolai
Al Bayt Stadium – construction description
The concept of new Al Khor (40km north of Doha) stadium mimics the traditional Bedouin tent (Bayt Al Sha’ar), from which it also takes its name. Canvas-alike façade is dominated by black colour, but with strongly contrasting white stripes. In original tents, the stripes were a way of signaling which tribe or family the tent belongs to. Also inside the stadium décor will resemble that from traditional tents with warm and cosy red color.
The stands will be significantly larger than in original design from 2010, which was submitted to FIFA. Back then it was planned for 45,000 people, while current capacity stands at 60,000 to allow hosting one semi-final game in 2022. In turn, the entire upper tier will be removed in legacy mode, leaving only 32,000 seats for Al Khor SC.
The stadium, surrounded by impressively landscaped plazas and parking sites, will not only meet all FIFA criteria, but also environmental and sustainability guidelines set out by LEED and GSAS standards. The Supreme Committee assured the stadium was designed in a way to allow hosting football at moderate temperatures even in summer heat.
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