2022 World Cup stadium will open in May

The Al Wakrah Stadium will open its door on May 16 of this year, when it hosts the 2019 Amir Cup Final according to the organizing committee.

The second stadium to be ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Al Wakrah Stadium, will open its doors officially on May 16 of this year, when the Amir Cup Final is set to be played.

“We are honored that one of Qatar’s World Cup venues will host this year’s Amir Cup final,” said to The Gulf Times, Qatar Football Association (QFA) director of marketing and communications Khalid Mubarak Al Kuwari.

“The 2017 Amir Cup final at Khalifa International Stadium was a magnificent occasion and we are sure this years final will be just as memorable.”

“Spectators of all ages will enjoy activations around the stadium’s precinct,” he added.

AL WAKRAH, QATAR - MAY 16: A general view of the opening ceremony ahead of the Amir Cup final match between Al Duhail and Al Sadd at Al Wakrah Stadium on May 16, 2019 in Al Wakrah, Qatar. Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy launches Al Wakrah Stadium, the second FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (TM) venue. (Photo by Christopher Pike/Getty Images for The 2022 Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy)

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The Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah was opened as Qatar is getting closer to hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“Additionally, we will give local businesses and restaurants the chance to showcase their products.”

“The launch of Al Wakrah Stadium is a significant step on the road to 2022,” Al Wakrah Stadium project manager Thani Khalifa Al Zarraa described the new home of Qatari football.

“Its innovative and futuristic design means it is set to be one of the iconic venues during the first FIFA World Cup in the Arab world. We hope thousands of football fans across the country will join us for this landmark occasion as we celebrate the progress we have made to-date and look forward to 2022 with renewed excitement.”

“Al Wakrah Stadium will significantly boost the local community. During the design and execution phases, we met people from Al Wakrah in order to include their requirements in the project. We appreciate the contribution of everyone who took part in this project,” he concluded.

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