What to know about the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar – NBC Chicago
A total of 64 matches will be played at the 2022 World Cup.
But all the action won’t be confined to just one stadium.
The matches will be spread over several different venues in Qatar. And unlike a typical World Cup, the stadiums are located close to each other. The furthest distance between sites is only 46 miles.
From locations to venue details and more, here’s what you need to know about the 2022 World Cup stadiums:
Qatar’s eight World Cup stadiums
How many stadiums are hosting matches during the 2022 World Cup?
Eight stadiums will host fixtures during the 2022 World Cup: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Lusail Stadium and 974 Stadium .
Where are the 2022 World Cup stadiums?
Two of the eight venues are located in the capital city of Doha – Al Thumama Stadium and 974 Stadium. The other host cities are Al Khor (Al Bayt Stadium); Al Rayyan (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium); Al Wakrah (Al Janoub Stadium); and Lusail (Lusail Stadium).
World Cup stadiums in Qatar: capacity, date of construction, uses after the World Cup
You can find out more about the Qatar World Cup stadiums here.
How much did it cost to build the stadiums for the 2022 World Cup?
Seven of the stadiums are new, with the Khalifa International Stadium being the only one that stood before Qatar won the World Cup bid. But, as mentioned earlier, even the Khalifa International Stadium underwent a massive renovation ahead of the tournament.
Total reported costs associated with building the new stadiums ranged between $6.5 billion and $10 billion, according to Front Office Sports. Al Bayt Stadium was the most expensive of the new venues to be built with a reported cost of $847 million.
Where will the opening match of the 2022 World Cup be played?
Qatar and Ecuador will kick off the tournament at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, November 20.
Where will the USMNT play its 2022 World Cup group stage matches?
The USMNT will have group stage matches at three different venues. USA open the game against Wales at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, while their second game against England is at Al Bayt Stadium. The Americans close out the group stage against Iran at Al Thumama Stadium.
Where is the 2022 World Cup final being played?
Lusail Stadium will host the 2022 World Cup final on December 18.