Doha unveils final stadium design for World Cup bid

07 October 2010

Proposed Lusail stadium will have a capacity of more than 86,000

Qatar has unveiled plans for its proposed Lusail stadium, the last of the nine new stadiums planned if the country is successful in its bid for the 2022 World Cup.

The stadium will have a capacity of 86,250 and will host the opening and final matches.

If Doha is successful in its bid, the stadium will be built in the Al-Daayen area of Lusail City, the new development north of Doha.

The stadium was designed by UK architecture firm Foster and Partners.

If Qatar is awarded the tournament, construction will start in 2015 and will have an expected completion date of 2019.

Doha plans to spend $4bn to build nine new stadiums and upgrade three existing stadiums if it wins the right host the tournament.

Football’s governing body Fifa will announce the host of the 2022 World Cup on 2 December (MEED 24:9:10).

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