Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

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Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (Al-Rayyan Stadium)
Al-Rayyan Stadium
Full name Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
Location Umm Al-Afai, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Coordinates 25°19′50″N 51°20′29″E / 25.330538°N 51.341279°E / 25.330538; 51.341279
Capacity 44,740 (football)
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 2003
Opened 2003
Tenants
Al-Rayyan SC
Al Khuratiyat SC
Al Jaish
2011 AFC Asian Cup
2022 FIFA World Cup

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, has a seating capacity of 21,282.

Plans[edit]

The stadium will be renovated for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which Qatar will host. Planned improvements include 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, and all seats will be shaded.