Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium

Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium was built in 1974. Subsequently, it has officially opened in 1975, although limited renovations and maintenance were carried out in the following years, it was completely reconstructed in 2004 and 2009. It is a multi-purpose stadium located in Doha, and although it is used mainly to host football matches, it contains covered halls to host other sports.

After successive renovations and expansions, this stadium has a capacity for more than 12,946 spectators, and because it bears the name of the former Crown Prince of Qatar, it is used as the main stadium for the Qatari national team.

The football pitch and spectators stand to occupy the largest area of the stadium, but it also includes other facilities for the public and other athletes such as the administrative office, café, mosque, athletics track, training grounds, swimming pool and multi-sport covered halls. In fact, the multi-sport hall can accommodate 1,000 spectators and is used to host basketball and handball matches in local and regional tournaments. Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium contains 10 suspension rooms, 8 emergency gates, 4 lighting towers, one entrance for ambulances, and two studios.

What matches will Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium host in the World Cup?

Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium is the only one that was not built from scratch to host the World Cup matches!

This stadium will host some of the group stage and round of 16 matches, but it will not host the opening or final matches. Although this stadium is already distinguished, it is old and small in size. Since the tournament organizers in Qatar want to focus on their futuristic sophisticated stadiums that were built specifically to host this tournament.

Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium was the first sports arena in the world to have a smart environmentally friendly cooling system.

Over the past forty years, this stadium has hosted more than 365 matches in many great championships, most notably the Gulf Cup, the Asian Games, Qatar Stars League, the Emir of Qatar Cup, and the Italian Super Cup.

FAQ About Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium

Where is Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium located?

Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium is located in the capital, Doha, and there are many means that fans can use to reach it such as the express metro (Sudan station), private cars, and taxis.

What are the most important tournaments that Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium hosted?

This stadium hosted the AFC Champions League, the Gulf Cup, and the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup.

What matches will Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium host?

This stadium will host 6 matches; 4 of them are in the group stage, and 2 are in the round of 16.

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