Due to its location on the edge of the desert, preserving nature has long been a priority in Al Rayyan – and this arena fits perfectly with the ethos of one of Qatar’s most traditional cities. Every part of the stadium district has been designed with sustainability in mind. After the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ has come to a close, Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) plans to remove almost half of the stadium's 40,000 modular seats and give them to football development projects abroad.
The smaller post-tournament arena, meanwhile, will continue to take pride of place in Al Rayyan, particularly among fans of the much-loved local football team, Al Rayyan Sports Club. Built on the site of club’s former ground, the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium incorporates symbols of Qatari culture into its spectacular undulating façade, while the surrounding facilities and sand dune-shaped structures also reflect the surrounding land.
Official name: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Opened: 18 December 2020