Al Bayt Stadium, also known as Al Khor Stadium, is one of the recently opened new stadiums that was built to serve as a playing venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Al-Bayt Stadium is a retractable roof football stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, intended to be used in time for matches in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to kick off on November 21, 2022. The stadium's construction contract was awarded to Webuild S.p.A. and Cimolai in 2015. In January 2020, the stadium received sustainability certificates of green design, construction management and energy efficiency. The stadium is located about 35 km away of Doha.
The opening match of the 2022 World Cup will take place at Al Bayt Stadium. FIFA and the Organizing Committee have confirmed that the first match scheduled for November 21 with an audience of 60,000. The architectural design takes its inspiration from the traditional tents of the nomadic peoples of Qatar and the region. It will feature a retractable roof, providing covered seating for all spectators. Connected to a number of transportation systems, the onsite parking will be able to hold 6,000 cars, 350 buses and the coming and going of 150 public buses/shuttles, as well as 1,000 taxis and water taxis. The stadium will host around 60,000 World Cup fans, including 1,000 seats for press. The stadium is certified for its sustainability credentials under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for a number of certifications representing sustainable design & build, construction management practices and the efficiency of its energy center. The stadium also received a five-star GSAS rating.