Qatar has unveiled the design of the stadium that will host the opening game as well as the final match of the 2022 World Cup. According to FIFA, the Lusiail Stadium will be the biggest of the eight arenas designated for the WorldCup 2022.
It is proposed to host 80,000 people. Its design is also perhaps the most spectacular. The stadium is to be located 15 km north of Doha.
With its golden bowl structure and apertures shaped like “fanar” lanterns, the stadium celebrates the Middle East’s ancient tradition of craftsmanship.
“It has now been eight years since we won the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and we told the world to expect amazing. With this stunning design of our showpiece stadium, I am proud today to once again be delivering on that promise,” said HE Hassan Al Thawadi, SecretaryGeneral of the Supreme Committee forDelivery & Legacy (SC) to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
Al Thawadi, in making the remarks, was underlining that the stadium is situated at the heart of a whole new city. “Lusail is a city for the future, and once the World Cup is over it will – like each of our other seven stadiums – form a crucial part of the legacy of the tournament as it transforms to become the heart of a brand new community.”