Qatar officials have unveiled the design for Lusail Stadium, the venue where the opening and final games of 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held.
The 80,000-capacity venue, designed by renowned British architecture firm Foster + Partners, will be the largest stadium of the tournament. It has a golden façade inspired by the architecture of the Arabs and the region’s craftmanship.
The stadium is located 15 kilometers north of central Doha and is about 90-percent completed, according to the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC).
The construction of the stadium is set to be finished by 2020. Commenting on the design launch, SC secretary-general Hassan al-Thawadi told the world to “expect [something] amazing” after Qatar won the rights to host the major sporting event. He is now proud to deliver the promise and to showcase the stunning, completed design when the 2022 FIFA World Cup arrives.
The stadium sits at the heart of the city and is a symbol of an exciting future. The Lusail Stadium will be transformed into a community space once the World Cup is over.
[via Twitter Moments, opening image via Road to 2022]