Qatar 2022 World Cup stadiums: How big is the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, who plays there, what matches will it host and how much did it cost?

The Qatari World Cup 2022 (opens in a new tab) fast approaching, the action due to begin in November.

We know the teams that will be there, but what about the venues?

Eight stadiums across Qatar will host the first-ever Winter World Cup.

The short distances between them offer a novelty compared to previous years – the furthest distance between two 2022 World Cup stadiums is around 45 miles.

Here are some answers to key questions about Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

Where is Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium?

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is located in Al Rayyan, 20 km west of central Doha.

What is the capacity?

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium can accommodate 40,000 fans.

Who plays it?

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is the home of Qatar Stars League team and eight-time national champion Al Rayyan.

When was it finished?

Work began in 2016 and the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium opened in December 2020.

It was one of two FIFA Club World Cup matches in 2021, hosting Bayern Munich’s 2-0 semi-final win over Al Ahly, and hosted four Arab Cup matches the same year.

Interior of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

(Image credit: Getty)

How much did it cost?

The construction of the Ahmad Bin Ali stadium would have cost 360 million dollars.

Which 2022 World Cup matches will be played at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium?

  • 21 November: USA v Wales (Group B)
  • November 23: Belgium – Canada (Group F)
  • November 25: Wales – Iran (Group B)
  • November 27: Japan – Costa Rica (Group E)
  • November 29: Wales – England (Group B)
  • December 1: Croatia – Belgium (Group F)
  • December 3: Winner Group C – Second Group D (round of 16)

What will happen to Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium after the World Cup?

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will continue to be Al Rayyan’s home once the World Cup is over.

However, the capacity will be almost halved and the seats removed will be allocated to overseas football development projects.

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