The World Cup Finals in Qatar are drawing closer and the latest of the new stadia playing host to the worlds top footballers next winter has been revealed.

The Al Bayt Stadium will play host to the opening match of the tournament on November 21st in front of a capacity of 60,000 fans and 1,000 members of the global media.

After the tournament, the upper level of the stadium is to be stripped of its seating and turned into a five-star hotel, shopping centre and with other entertainment facilities. The stadium itself will remain with a capacity of 32,000.

 

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No expense is being spared on welcoming the world to Qatar for the World Cup. There will be lessons learned throughout and the expansion and then reduction of this stadium could set a template for future large tournament venue scaling.

 

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