Located in the heart of Qatar Foundation’s Education City – a vibrant center of knowledge and innovation – the Education City Stadium boasts a capacity of 40,000 and was designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects. It was inaugurated on 15 June, 2020 and will host matches up to the quarter-finals stage during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Here are a few facts you need to know about the stadium...
Design – Dubbed Qatar’s ‘Diamond in the Desert’, the facade of the Education City Stadium features triangles that create a diamond-like effect, highly reflective during the day, changing colors as the sun moves across the sky, and illuminated with thousands of diodes at night.
Accessibility – Education City Stadium is home to the country’s first permanent sensory room that caters to people with cognitive disabilities. Located in one of the stadium’s sky boxes, it offers visitors the chance to watch live football in a space that caters to a wide range of sensory needs. The stadium also has dedicated accessible seating for fans with disabilities or limited mobility.
Sustainability – A beacon of sustainability, it is the first stadium in the world to receive a five-star design and build certification under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). Approximately 85 percent of the building materials were regionally sourced, while 55 percent of materials were procured locally and 29 percent were generated from recycled content.
Connectivity – The stadium is conveniently accessible via the Doha Metro, with the closest metro station to it being Education City Station – on the Green Line – which is a 10-minute walk from the stadium. A single ticket on the Doha Metro costs QAR3 ($0.82).
Legacy – After the tournament ends, the stadium will become a unique destination for students – with two Qatar Foundation schools being housed within its precinct – and for the wider local and international community, as it becomes a home for women’s sport and a space for people of all ages and abilities to learn.