FIFA World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar will reach another milestone this month when the newly-built Al Wakrah Stadium will be inaugurated with the hosting of the Amir Cup final.
The stadium will have a capacity of roughly 40,000 seats, making it eligible to host World Cup matches up to the quarter-final. After the tournament, the stadium will be scaled down by removing the second tier to a capacity of 20,000 seats.
Tickets are already available to buy, either online at tickets.qfa.qa or from a host of outlets across the country, including Villagio Mall, Mall of Qatar, Doha Festival City, City Center, Souq Waqif and Ezdan Mall and Al Wakrah. Tickets are available in four categories – QR20, QR30, QR50 and QR100 – and will remain on sale until May 15.
The stadium was designed by Zaha Hadid and AECOM Architects. It has a fully retractable roof, meaning it can be used all-year-round. It also features innovative cooling technology for the benefit of spectators and players. The technology is capable of cooling the spectator areas to 18°C and the field of play to 20°C.