Al Rayyan’s much-loved Khalifa International Stadium is Qatar’s most historic football venue, having hosted the Asian Games, the Gulf Cup and the AFC Asian Cup among other sporting events. Built in 1976, a new chapter in the stadium’s storied past was written in 2017 when it reopened after renovation and hosted the final of the Emir Cup, where FIFA World Cup™ winner Xavi’s Al-Sadd triumphed. The ultra-modern revamp, however, still honours the past with the stadium’s iconic dual arches continuing to sweep the skyline.
- Official name: Khalifa International Stadium
- Opened: 1976
- Last renovated: 2017
- Capacity: 40,000