Doha: Qatar will unveil Al Rayyan Stadium, fourth FIFA World Cup 2022 venue, on Qatar National Day, which falls on December 18, staging the Amir Cup final.
Qatar Football Association said on a post on social media that “Amir Cup 2020 final between Al Arabi and Al Sadd will be played at the new Al Rayyan Stadium on December 18.”
This is the fourth World Cup 2022 stadium to be unveiled after refurbished Khalifa International stadium, Al Janoub stadium and Education City stadium.
The 40,000-capacity stadium will host matches up to and including the round of 16 stage during Qatar 2022.
The stadium’s 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, and 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.
The precinct will feature an array of sporting facilities, including cricket pitches, football pitches, a children's playground, outdoor gym facilities, an aquatics centre, tennis courts, a skate park and athletics track. In addition, there will be landscaped parks, cafes and walkways, in addition to the Mall of Qatar, which opened in 2016 and is adjacent to the stadium.