The first stadium ready for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ was Khalifa International Stadium. The renovated 40,000-seat venue opened to huge celebrations in May 2017. It has already hosted memorable football matches and electrifying concerts. It will soon host the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 before making its FIFA World Cup™ debut in 2022.
In May 2019, Al Janoub Stadium became the second Qatar 2022 venue to open its gates – and the first to be built from scratch. Its opening night was one to remember. The spectacular inauguration included a thrilling Amir Cup final watched by 40,000 excited fans.