Al Bayt Stadium
|Clubs||Al Khor SC|
|Tournament||World Cup 2022|
|Cost||€ 770 mln|
|Construction||09.2015 - 09.2018|
|Contractor||Salini Impregilo, Galfar, Cimolai|
Al Bayt Stadium – design 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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Today marks exactly two years until the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. The next tournament hosted by Qatar will take place at eight stadiums from the 21st November to 18nd December 2022. During such time, we will witness 64 matches.
Qatar 2022: Opening game at Al Bayt, full schedule here
All of the match schedule for the 2022 World Cup has been presented today. Both the tournament and its knock-out stage will begin at Al Bayt Stadium, while the final, on Dec 18, will be housed by Lusail Stadium.
Qatar 2022: Third record in turf laying
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Qatar 2022: Al Bayt Stadium gets GSAS praise
The new venue in Qatar's Al Khor is the first stadium to score three out of three in the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). Just as was planned before groundbreaking.
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: Contractor selected for tent-like membrane
Hightex, a leading global membrane construction company based in Bavaria, Germany, said it has secured a stadium contract in Qatar as part of the World Cup preparations. A TradeArabia.com story.
Qatar 2022: Al Bayt Stadium 40% ready
40% of structural works are already delivered at the tent-inspired Al Bayt Stadium, with the temporary seating growing behind what will be the north goal by late 2018.
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: 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.
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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.
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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
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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.