Stadium of the Year: Popular Vote 3rd – Al Janoub Stadium
source: StadiumDB.com; author: michał
Regardless of country of origin, you universally supported this stadium, gathering over 12,700 votes that included Al Janoub. Truly impressive, this goes to show how universally attractive it is!
This doesn't happen very often, if ever: we've recorded relatively few votes from the Arabian Peninsula and even fewer from Qatar, despite coverage in local media. And yet the first Qatari candidate has reached the podium of Stadium of the Year's Popular Vote!
If anything, this proves just how universally popular the architecture created by Zaha Hadid Architects is. The first delivered stadium co-designed by Hadid, rightly called the queen of the curve, was as popular among Argentinians and Indonesians as it was among Hungarians. In total, we've recorded 12,722 votes in support of it from 108 countries!
Al Janoub Stadium is the first purpose-built stadium of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It offers over 40,000 seats under one-of-a-kind roof, consisting of several dome forms. It also boasts the world's only retractable roof consisting of two triangular membrane segments.