Al Bayt Stadium
|Clubs||Al Khor SC|
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Tournament||World Cup 2022|
|Cost||€ 770 mln|
|Construction||09.2015 - 09.2018|
|Contractor||Salini Impregilo, Galfar, Cimolai|
Description: Al Bayt Stadium
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.
Qatar 2022: First modular seating section underway
Nearly half of Al Bayt Stadium’s capacity will consist of temporary seating. Installation of the first portion has now begun.
Qatar 2022: Second death on World Cup stadium site
During the weekend organizers confirmed the third stadium-related death in Qatar, second to occur directly on a stadium site. Cardiac arrest was named as cause.
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: Construction of the “Bedouin tent” launched
The northernmost stadium of Qatar’s World Cup will be built on a massive plinth to better imitate a Bedouin tent and… improve acoustics!
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: Giant tent gets whiter
Initial renderings showed Al Bayt Stadium to be nearly all black. Now it’s much lighter as membrane cover was adjusted. White isn’t only friendlier, it should be better for maintenance.
Qatar: Work to begin at Al Bayt Stadium
Consortium of three contractors is preparing to break ground in Al Khor, on the new Al Bayt Stadium. In fact, ground has already been broken and the site is nearly ready for foundation works.
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.
Qatar: Al Bayt Stadium very expensive, as expected
Qatari authorities selected the contractor for Al Bayt Stadium. While it may look like a tent, the price is – as was expected from the start – far from modest: €770 million.
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 design: Stadium disguised as a tent
Very often stadiums have visibly inspirations or associations with local themes. This isn’t the case, the new Al Khor Stadium in Qatar is very literally a Bedouin tent, far from loose inspiration.