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, almost half of the stadium's 40,000 modular seats will be removed and given 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 Al Rayyan 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: Al Rayyan Stadium
- Opened: TBD
- Capacity: 40,000