Qatar 2022: Al-Rayyan Stadium turf installed in record time
The World Cup host stadium will be the third to be inaugurated following the Khalifa Internacional and the Al-Janoub ahead of Qatar 2022.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) and workers at the Al-Rayyan Stadium have celebrated the installation of the turf at the World Cup 2022 host venue, which was completed in a record time of 11 hours, 26 minutes and 54 seconds.
The Al-Rayyan Stadium, located 22km from the centre of Doha, will seat around 40,740 spectators and will be ready for use as soon as the roof is fully installed.
The Al-Rayyan will become the third World Cup 2022 stadium to be inaugurated after the Khalifa International Stadium, which hosted the 2019 World Athletics Championships, and the Al-Janoub Stadium, which was inaugurated on 16 May 2019 and was used a host stadium for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup.
The design of the stadium has been inspired by Islamic architecture and desert sand dunes and will feature a “media façade” that will project matches on the side of the venue. The Al-Rayyan is due to host group stage games and quarter-finals matches at the 2022 World Cup.
The ground, which is home to Al-Rayyan Sports Club and Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club of the Qatar Stars League,has been constructed with 85 percent recycled material from the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, which previously occupied the site and had been in use since 2003.
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