World Cup 2022: Al Bayt Stadium progress update
Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City, being delivered by Aspire Zone Foundation, the stadium takes its name from bayt al sha’ar – tents historically used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and the Gulf region. The stadium will host matches right through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ semi-finals.
The bayt al-sha’ar of nomadic peoples who have lived in Qatar’s deserts
35 km from central Doha
Up to semi-final stage
The modular construction of Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City will mean that almost half of its seating can be removed and given to football development projects around the world. Furthermore, the upper concourse of the stadium will be converted into a 5-star hotel. A shopping centre, food court, gym and multipurpose hall will also be incorporated into the venue as well as a sports medicine facility.
With the sustainability goals of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy firmly in mind, its creation will be a model of green development.The concept of the stadium is centred on sustainability and low energy usage. Based upon the tents that nomadic peoples have used for centuries to shield themselves from the desert heat, the design of Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City will minimise the amount of energy required to keep football fans and players cool. The tent structure’s lightweight canopies will stretch out towards the pitch from every side, providing plenty of shade to supplement the air cooling technologies at work. Furthermore, parks and greenery will form an integral part of the surrounding precinct’s design plan following the SC’s green building policy.
The façade membrane of the stadium is made from a unique construction material, polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE). It is named Bayt Line, after the stadium, and has been made by ESSMA’s Corporate Partner, Serge Ferrari.