A stakeholder of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), has revealed the designs of Al Bayt Stadium and Precinct at the Al Khor Sports Club in the Al Khor region of Qatar.
The 60,000-seat capacity stadium will meet all FIFA requirements and host a FIFA World Cup semi-final match in 2022.
Al Bayt Stadium’s design is based on Bayt Al Sha’ar; a black and white tent used by nomadic people in Qatar.
The interiors of the stadium will be red and patterned, and will resemble a traditional Sadu that greets visitors stepping inside the Bayt Al Sha’ar.
The precinct surrounding the Al Bayt Stadium will feature landscaped paths for people moving on foot, bicycles or riding horses.
Additionally, it will have retail areas to create business opportunities for small businesses.
SC secretary general Hassan al-Thawadi said the launch of Al Bayt Stadium and precinct will honour Qatar’s past while fully embracing the country’s global future.
"The launch of the design for our second proposed stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is another milestone of progress, demonstrating our deep commitment to delivering an amazing experience in 2022 and beyond," al-Thawadi said.
Certain sections of the Al Bayt Stadium are designed to be removable, so they can be transported to other locations. The stadium’s upper tier will be detached after the 2022 event and the parts used to build stadiums in countries that lack adequate sporting infrastructure.
After the removal of the upper tier, the stadium will be left with 32,000 seats.
AZF president Hilal al-Kuwari said: "We have committed to deliver the stadium by the end of 2018 and we will positively do so."
Image: Artist’s rendering of the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. Photo: courtesy of Qatar Football Association.