As Qatar’s most
iconic stadium, Khalifa International Stadium needed a renovation that was in
keeping with its history. Those who knew the old stadium will be pleased with
the new design.
An ultramodern stadium that honours the past
recognisable features of the arena were always its dual arches, sweeping across
the skyline and acting as a magnet for football fans. These icons remain, but
there is now a wide canopy stretching out below them, complementing the
stadium’s cooling system to maintain a comfortable temperature for fans.
This is still the atmospheric stadium that fans from around the Middle East and Asia love, but updated to allow more people to enjoy it in comfort. A new tier has added 12,000 seats and the whole stadium has a beautiful new façade. While LED pitch lighting and digital floodlights bring a whole new dimension to the fan experience.
A centre of sporting excellence
Over the years,
many new structures have been added to the landscape around Khalifa
International Stadium, transforming it into the Aspire Zone centre of sporting excellence it is today. One of the
most striking additions is The Torch Doha hotel – a distinctive skyscraper built
for the 2006 Asian Games, which watches over the arena. Close by sits Hamad
Aquatic Centre, complete with a façade modelled on a boat, and the
futuristic-looking Aspire Dome multi-sports centre.
Add to this meticulously planned gardens, parks and walkways, and the impression you get is one of a stadium precinct in tune with its locale and history, but always looking forward.