The historic port of Al Wakrah has always looked outwards across the open sea and to the future. Its new stadium will be no different, with a long-term legacy that will go far beyond the waters of the Gulf.
A local focus, with a global reach
To accommodate football fans during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, Al Wakrah Stadium needs a seating capacity of 40,000. After the tournament winners have been crowned, around 20,000 seats will be removed from the ground (taking advantage of its modular design) and transported to countries in need of football infrastructure. This will not only boost the game's global reach and even enhance social development abroad, but it will also leave Al Wakrah and its beloved football club (AR) with an arena perfectly suited to local needs.
Sporting, educational, community & sustainability infrastructure
The football stadium is just the start of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy's plans. Additional sporting facilities in the precinct surrounding the stadium will include cycling and running tracks and a multipurpose indoor arena. New pedestrian-friendly outdoor spaces will also encourage exercise, while a new school will exercise the mind.
A mosque, wedding hall and market will also be built, bringing a tight-knit community even closer together. Local business and tourism, meanwhile, will benefit from improvements to the souq (market), the port and corniche.
One of the most forward-thinking additions to Al Wakrah will be the renewable energy centre. Along with a new metro to reduce traffic and vehicle emissions, the energy centre will help the city to protect the precious environment around it.
Green technology is just another way that Al Wakrah Stadium will make a valuable contribution to the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030). The project will enhance tourism and business opportunities, sporting facilities and community amenities, stimulating economic, social, human and environmental development – all pillars of the QNV 2030 strategy to build a better future for Qatar.