Thani bin Jassim Stadium

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Thani bin Jassim Stadium
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Location Al Rayyan, Qatar
Coordinates 25°20′41″N 51°26′26″E / 25.34474°N 51.4405621°E / 25.34474; 51.4405621Coordinates: 25°20′41″N 51°26′26″E / 25.34474°N 51.4405621°E / 25.34474; 51.4405621
Capacity 25,000[1][2]
Surface Grass
Opened 2003 (2003)
Tenants
Al-Gharafa
Umm-Salal
2022 FIFA World Cup

The Thani bin Jassim Stadium (Arabic: ملعب ثاني بن جاسم‎‎), also known as the Al-Gharrafa Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The football team Al-Gharrafa play there. The stadium holds 25,000 people and was built in 2003. The stadium hosted 2011 AFC Asian Cup and other international competitions.

Plans[edit]

In time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Thani bin Jassim stadium is Charmaine Waldie's conceptual design. It has plans to have a facade made up the colors of the flags that will have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, symbolizing football and friendship, mutual tolerance, respect and understanding. The existing 25,000 capacity football stadium will be expanded to 44,740 to meet World Cup capacity. The modular design of the second tier will allow for easy disassembly once the games come to a conclusion.

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