One of Qatar's oldest continuously inhabited areas, Al Wakrah has long been a seafaring trader, its people ploughing through the waves on traditional dhow boats – the sails of which inspired Al Wakrah Stadium. The boldly futuristic shape of the 40,000 capacity arena, which will host matches through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals, also mirrors the innovative, ambitious spirit of this place.
An extraordinary stadium for an adventurous city
This eye-catching stadium will impress football fans with its elegant looks and flawless pitch. Supporters will also find plenty to do before and after matches around Al Wakrah, whether it's taking a stroll along the waterfront, buying unique local wares at the souq or discovering the area's rich history at a museum.
A world-class stadium to benefit the community
It won't just be visitors from overseas who enjoy this wonderful venue. A school, wedding hall, cycling and running tracks, restaurants, marketplaces, gyms, horse riding areas and parkland are just some of the new amenities that will accompany Al Wakrah Stadium. Residents will see great long-term benefits from the project, which will bring their tightly knit community even closer together.
The local football team, Al Wakrah Sports Club, have been looking forward to the arena's completion. After the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ it will become the club's home, with a reduced capacity of 20,000 guaranteeing an electric atmosphere for their Qatar Stars League matches. The other 20,000 seats will be donated to football development projects overseas, once again demonstrating Al Wakrah's innovative nature and ability to connect with far-off lands.
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