Lusail Stadium will host 10 matches, including the final, and it is due for completion by the year-end.
With a capacity of 80,000, Lusail Stadium will be the biggest tournament venue for the 2022 World Cup to be held from November next year.
The Stadium is one of the eight venues for the tournament, and it will host a total of 10 matches, including the final match.
According to the organizers, the stadium will be ready by end of 2021. They revealed that the concrete works, steel superstructure installation and roof big lift have been completed already.
The venue’s turf has been planted in the precinct’s turf farm in August 2020, with inspections indicating good growth progress and overall health.
The stadium’s design has been inspired by the interplay of light and shadow that characterizes the ‘fanar’ lantern.
At the end of the World Cup, the stadium will feature a school, housing, shops, food outlets and health clinics, including a community football pitch within the premises. Some installations would be removed from the stadium to make way for new amenities.
The tournament will be played in November and December next year so as to avoid the scorching summer heat in Qatar, when temperatures are likely to go beyond 40C (104F) during daytime.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final will be hosted in the Lusail Stadium on 21st December 2022, which is also the Qatar National Day.