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Al Bayt Stadium: Things You Never Knew

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  • Al Bayt Stadium, which means ‘The House Stadium’ situated in Al Khor, Qatar, is a retractable roof football stadium.
  • The Stadium was built by We build S.p.A. and Cimolai 2015, who received the contract back in 2015.
  • Al Bayt Stadium was awarded certificates of green design, & energy efficiency in January 2020.
  • Situated 35 km away from Doha, the stadium can accommodate over 60,000 audiences. It also has parking for over 6,000 cars, and 350 buses.
  • The infrastructure also has a luxurious hotel with suite rooms with a view of the football ground for the most luxurious experience.
  • Al Bayt Stadium is the second largest stadium after the Lusail Stadium and is one of the seven albums constructed for the FIFA world cup.
  • Following the world cup, the stadium will be turned into a 32000-seat stadium, where the rest of the seats will be used by other countries or will be used in infrastructures for the 2030 Asian Games.
  • According to the reports by The Guardian, over 6500 migrant workers died during the construction of the stadiums & other venues planned for the world cup from 2010 to 2020. The migrants were primarily from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, & Srilanka.
  • The stadium was inaugurated on November 30, 2021, which was followed by the Qatar-Bahrain match which was won by the host country.
  • The inauguration event was attended by the head of state of Qatar (Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Likewise, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, along with several other Heads of State.
  • It took over $847 million to build Al Bayt Stadium whereas, the overall world cup project was worth US$220 billion.

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