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Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (Arabic: ملعب أحمد بن علي‎), popularly known as the Al Rayyan Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, that is home to Al-Rayyan Sports Club and Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club. The stadium, built in 2003, had a seating capacity of 21,282.

Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
Al Rayyan Stadium
Al Rayyan Stadium.jpg
Artist's impression of the venue's interior during the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Full nameAhmed bin Ali Stadium
LocationUmm Al Afaei, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Coordinates25°19′47″N 51°20′32″E / 25.329640°N 51.342273°E / 25.329640; 51.342273
Capacity21,282[1] (football)
SurfaceGrass
Scoreboardyes
Construction
Broke ground2001-2002, 2016-2018
Built2003
Opened2003, 2020 (projected)
Closed2014
ArchitectPattern Design [2]
Project managerAECOM
Structural engineerSchlaich Bergermann Partner
Services engineerHoare Lea
Main contractorsAl-Balagh and Larsen & Tourbo
Tenants
Al-Rayyan SC (2003–present)
Al Khuratiyat SC (2003–present)
Al Jaish (2011–2013)

PlansEdit

 
View of the former Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in 2015, prior to its demolition to make way for the Al Rayyan Stadium.

A new stadium will be built in the place of Ahmed bin Ali Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which Qatar will host.[3] The renovation includes a huge 'media facade' with a membrane that will act as a screen for projections, news, commercials, sports updates, current tournament information and matches. Seating capacity will be increased to 44,740, [4] and all seats will be shaded.

The construction of the new stadium is ongoing since the beginning of 2016.[5]This is being done by the joint venture between Al-Balagh and Larsen & Tourbo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-04-11. Retrieved 2017-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://stadiumdb.com/designs/qat/al_rayyan_stadium
  3. ^ Neha Bhatia (13 August 2015). "Revealed: The firms behind the construction Qatar's World Cup stadiums". Arabian Business. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Construction: Al-Rayyan Stadium – StadiumDB.com". stadiumdb.com. 2019-04-02. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  5. ^ "Qatar 2022: Al Rayyan Stadium sees first concrete pouring". StadiumDB. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2017.

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