Al-Shamal Stadium

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Al-Shamal Stadium
Al Shamal.jpg
Location Ash-Shamal, Qatar
Coordinates 26°08′N 51°13′E / 26.133°N 51.217°E / 26.133; 51.217Coordinates: 26°08′N 51°13′E / 26.133°N 51.217°E / 26.133; 51.217
Owner Qatar Football Association
Capacity 45,120
Surface Grass
Opened 2017 (estimated)
Architect Albert Speer & Partner GmbH

Al-Shamal Stadium (Arabic: ملعب الشمال‎) is a proposed football stadium which will be built in Ash-Shamal, Qatar in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With a capacity of 45,120, it will be one of the largest stadiums in Qatar.[1] It is set to be opened in the summer of 2017.


The shape of the Al-Shamal Stadium is derived from the traditional dhow, the local fishing boats commonly used in Arab States of the Persian Gulf, and appears from afar as a boat on the shore waiting to launch. Post FIFA World Cup, the modular upper tier of the stadium will be disassembled for shipment to developing countries.


  1. ^ "Al Shamal Regaining past glory". The Peninsula Qatar. 6 January 2013. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.