|Target capacity||43 000|
|Capacity before works||21 282|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Tournament||World Cup 2022|
|Construction||30/09/2014 - 03/2019|
|Structural Engineer||Schlaich Bergemann Partner|
Description: Al-Rayyan Stadium
Along initial plans from 2010, the stadium in Al Rayyan (western outskirts of Doha) was to be retained for the 2022 World Cup. It was supposed to have a temporary upper tier and thoroughly revamped infrastructure.
However in 2014 the plan was changed. Demolition and building of a new 20,000-seat stadium in the same spot proved to be a more suitable solution, allowing for better accommodation of the temporary 23,000-seat sections. Those are to be dismantled and donated to developing countries after the tournament.
Up to 90% of the old stadium is to be reused both as equipment for other stadia (floodlights, transformers, seats) and construction material (recycled rubble). The new arena will be surrounded by an extensive public green complex with amateur and professional sports amenities.
Demolition began on September 30, 2014 and the delivered new stadium should be ready by the end of March 2019.
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Qatar 2022: Al Rayyan Stadium behind schedule
Instead of March, the new stadium in west Doha will by ready in mid-2019. Though the Qatari Supreme Committee claims to have change their information strategy, it's still the most secretive preparation process we've ever covered.
Qatar 2022: Seating manufacturer selected for further stadiums
The Supreme Committee selected the Qatari-Polish consortium to equip Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium and Qatar Foundation Stadium. The joint-venture will provide seats for 6 out of 8 World Cup stadiums.
Qatar 2022: Abuses remain despite significant progress
Latest external audit indicates that Qatar is yet to fully comply with international norms regarding worker welfare. At the same time, auditors praise great progress made in many areas.
Qatar 2022: Seating for three World Cup stadiums selected
Al Wakrah, Al Bayt and Al Rayyan Stadiums now have seating contractors selected. Two of them also now have their final seating layout confirmed. Check them out!
Qatar 2022: Al Rayyan Stadium sees first concrete pouring
It’s over a month ahead of schedule, Al Rayyan Stadium saw its first concrete pouring on Friday. In 2022 the stadium will be part of Qatar’s World Cup.
Qatar 2022: Perfect turf for the World Cup already growing
They’ve still got years before any game will be played, but the Qatari hosts are researching various types of turf to ensure the best quality for the 2022 World Cup.
Qatar 2022: Organisers assure stadium sites are safe
According to the hosts of 2022 World Cup the working conditions for foreigners have improved beyond comparison with previous years. Most recent report suggests only two deaths.
Qatar 2022: World Cup stadium every 6 miles?!
The Supreme Committee gave names of two last stadium locations for the 2022 World Cup. It turns out most stadiums will be within walking distance from one-another.
Qatar 2022: Can holograms enhance matchday experience?
Upon entry to the stadium you receive high-tech glasses which then allow you to display various sorts of content in hologram form while watching the game. Can this become Qatar’s major innovation for their World Cup?
Qatar 2022: Venue shortlist expected by year end
They promised 12 stadiums, but may built even 4 less. While we still don’t know which ones will be cut, finally a deadline was presented for final selection.
New design: Al-Rayyan Stadium
It’s the fifth design to be officially presented ahead of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup. Just as promised, half of its stands will be only temporary.
Qatar: Over 90% of Al-Rayyan Stadium to be reused
We still don’t know the future concept, but it’s confirmed the old Al Rayyan stadium was successfully (and safely) demolished. Over 90% of the building is to be recycled.
Qatar 2022: Entire World Cup in one city? It’s possible…
While FIFA never allows the host country to have more than to stadiums per city, they made quite an exception for Qatar. In fact, in 2022 the furthest host venue might be just 30km from Doha.
New constructions: Al-Rayyan and Al-Wakrah Stadiums in progress
While it’s still not uncommon to come across news of workers dying at Qatari stadiums sites, we kindly remind everyone: work is only beginning, no-one could have died there.