Lusail Stadium || FIFA World Cup 2022
Lusail Stadium or Loose Sale iconic Stadium is located in Lusail, a city located on the coast in the southern part of the municipality of Al Dayen. Lusail city is located about 23 kilometres (14 miles) north of Doha.
The stadium is owned by the Qatar Football Association and will be the largest stadium in the use for the World Cup with a capacity of 80,000, which also makes it the largest stadium in Qatar.
The stadium was designed by British firm Foster and Partners and Populous, with the construction starting in 2017. It opened 4 years later, on the 22nd of November 2021.
The stadium’s design is inspired by the ‘fanar’ Lantern’s interplay of light and shadow. Lusail’s shape and facade echo the intricate decorative motives on bowls and other vessels characteristic of the Golden Age of art and craftsmanship in the Arab and Islamic world.
Like the other stadiums at the World Cup, the Lusail Stadium will be called using solar power and have a 0 carbon footprint. The stadium will host 10 matches during the World Cup, including the final on the 18th of December 2022.
Following the World Cup, it is expected to be reconfigured into a 40,000 seat stadium.
Excess seating will be removed and other parts of the building repurposed as a community space with shops, cafes, athletic and education facilities and a health clinic.