Aspire Academy, the Hamad Aquatic Center, and the Aspire Tower are also located in the Doha Sports City complex, which also contains the multipurpose stadium known as National Stadium. It bears the name of the late Emir of Qatar, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani. This stadium hosted the 2011 AFC Asian Cup final. It was the first place in the world to obtain a four-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) in 2017. About 30,000 people work at the stadium.
5 kilometres to the west of Doha is where the stadium is situated.
All 15 games of the 11th Gulf Cup, which Qatar won for the first time that year, were played in the stadium that year. Before the 2006 Asian Games, it underwent renovations and an expansion that increased its seating capacity from 20,000 to 40,000. The western side of the stadium is covered by a roof. A huge arch on the eastern side used as a launch pad for fireworks during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Asian Games.
The stadium has facilities for several different sports but was mostly utilized for association football (soccer) events before the 2005 restoration. The annual Doha Diamond League (formerly known by other names) track and field competition has taken place at the stadium every year since 1997. It serves as the home field for the Qatari national football team. Six Pan Arab Games 2011 matches were played at the stadium, including the quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship matches for Qatar’s national team.
The stadium was renovated once more and reopened in May 2017. In September and October of that year, the stadium hosted the World Athletics Championships.
Two 2019 FIFA Club World Cup matches were planned to take place at the stadium on December 17: the match for fifth place and the CONMEBOL Libertadores champions versus the winner of Match 3’s semifinal. The final was eventually held there, and Liverpool FC defeated Flamengo 1-0 to win the title of World Champions. The stadium’s capacity was initially set to be increased to 68,000 after Qatar was selected to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, however that original plan has since been altered.
Location: Doha, Qatar
Owner: Qatar Football Association
Architect: Dar Al-Handasah
The Route to Khalifa International Stadium
Approximately 10 kilometers from the Souq Waqif and Corniche in the city’s center and 18 kilometers from The Pearl development to the city’s north are where you’ll find Khalifa International Stadium, which is in the west of Doha.
Metro can be used to get to the stadium. One of the recently opened Gold line’s stations, Sports City, is located in the heart of Doha.
Location: Al Waab Street, Doha
Khalifa International Stadium Nearby Dining, Drinking, and Lodging
The famous The Torch Doha hotel, the enormous Villaggio Mall, and other Olympic sports venues for Qatar are all included in the sprawling construction that also includes the Khalifa International Stadium.
The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum will be housed in Khalifa International Stadium after the renovations are complete.
Numerous eateries of various kinds, including many foreign chain restaurants like Shake Shack, Pizza Express, and TGI Fridays as well as conventional fast food franchises, can be found inside the Villaggio Mall.