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Al Rayyan Stadium Moves Towards Completion

The Peninsula -- Construction work at Al Rayyan Stadium Arena, one of the venues under-construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is in full swing for the 40,000 capacity stadium, which will host the World Cup matches till the quarter-final stage.


Built on the site of Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, the new Al Rayyan Stadium will incorporate various symbols of the Qatari culture, and it is inspired by the sand dunes of the nearby desert. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) will deliver the venue using environmentally- friendly building materials and practices.


Latest pictures of the under-construction stadium were published by SC on their social media page.


Every part of the stadium district has been designed with sustainability in mind. After the 2022 FIFA World Cup, almost half of the stadium’s modular seats will be removed and given to football development projects around the world.


The design of Al Rayyan Stadium is the story of Qatar. Its most striking feature is a glowing façade, made from patterns that characterize different aspects of the country: the importance of family, the beauty of the desert, the native flora and fauna, local and international trade. A seventh shape, that of a shield, brings together all the others and represents the strength and unity that is particularly relevant to the proud desert town of Al Rayyan.


These patterns are geometric shapes of the type often found in Islamic architecture and their impressive intricacy also reflects the exquisite handicrafts produced in Qatar.


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