Wakrah Stadium to host Amir Cup final

  • April 26, 2019
  • internetQatar
  • 2 min read

The inauguration of Al Wakrah Stadium will take place ahead of the Amir Cup final on May 16, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) announced on Twitter on Thursday.

It also said that tickets for the opening ceremony and final are now available at http://tickets.qfa.qa. The 40,000-capacity arena will host matches through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals and features a “boldly futuristic shape”.

Last month, it was reported that grass turf was laid in record time – 9 hours 15 minutes – at Al Wakrah Stadium, the second proposed host venue for Qatar 2022. Khalifa International Stadium in Doha is the first completed Qatar 2022 tournament venue

Emir of Qatar Cup is a tournament played every season by 18 first and second division teams. The most successful is Al Sadd who won the tournament 16 times. Emir of Qatar Cup was played for the first time in 1972, and was won by Al Ahli.

The Al Wakrah stadium was designed by Zaha Hadid and according to the designers, it was inspired by the sails of traditional Dhow boats, used by pearl divers from the region, weaving through currents of the Persian Gulf.[2] The roof arches are 230m long. [3]

The sports complex includes a multipurpose room, with swimming pools and spas and a shopping center with green roofs. The entrance to the stadium will be on a wooded square.

After the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Al Wakrah Stadium will become the Al-Wakrah Sports Club’s home, instead of the current Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium after reducing the seating capacity to half and will be used for Qatar Stars League matches. Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has claimed that the remaining half of the stadium’s seats will be donated to developing countries in need of sporting infrastructure