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Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

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Location: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
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Nearest Station: Al Riffa (Green Line)
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Capacity: 40,000
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Distance from doha: 22 km
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Nearest landmark: Mall of Qatar

TOURNAMENT MODE

The gateway to the desert opened its doors to the world on 18 December 2020 with a spectacular debut that included the Amir Cup final.

Al Rayyan, where Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is located, is known for its love of traditions and local culture, as well as its hugely popular football team, Al Rayyan Sports Club. The close-knit community here is deeply committed to the team, whose new arena will host up to 40,000 fans at FIFA World Cup 2022™ matches up to and including the round of 16 stage during Qatar 2022.

DESIGN

The design of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan is the story of Qatar. Its most striking feature is a glowing façade, comprised of patterns that characterise different aspects of the country: the importance of family, the beauty of the desert, the native flora and fauna, as well as local and international trade. A fifth shape, a shield, brings together all the others, representing the strength and unity that is particularly relevant to the city of Al Rayyan.

Fans will be able to reach the venue using the Doha Metro. Al Riffa station, on the Green Line, is within walking distance of the stadium.

This unique façade is nestled around a compact seating structure, which guarantees an electric atmosphere and allows all 40,000 fans to feel closer than ever to the action on the pitch. Those fans are protected from the elements by a lightweight canopy and advanced cooling systems, allowing them to enjoy every match in complete comfort.

LEGACY

Every part of the stadium district has been designed with sustainability in mind. After the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ has come to a close, almost half of the stadium's 40,000 modular seats will be removed and given to football development projects abroad. The smaller post-tournament arena will enable Al Rayyan to maintain the intimate, neighbourly character it's famous for.

Source and images: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

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