Aspire Dome

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Aspire Dome
Aspire dome Doha.jpg
Full name Aspire Academy Dome
Location Doha,
Coordinates 25°16′0″N 51°26′37″E / 25.26667°N 51.44361°E / 25.26667; 51.44361Coordinates: 25°16′0″N 51°26′37″E / 25.26667°N 51.44361°E / 25.26667; 51.44361
Capacity 15,500 (total)
Opened 2005[1]
Asian Games (Asian Olympics) (2006)
World Indoor Championships (Indoor Athletics) (2010)
2011 Gymnasiade

Aspire Dome is the world's largest indoor multi-purpose dome based in Qatar. It is located in Aspire Academy in Doha and has the capacity to host 13 different sporting events simultaneously in a climate controlled arena. In addition to a full sized indoor football pitch.[2][3]

Events hosted[edit]

Aspire Dome was one of the venues of the 2006 Asian Games[4] and the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[1]


The range of facilities available within Aspire Dome include:[2]

  • IAAF-accredited Indoor Official Track with 200 Meters Running Track / Pole Vault / Long Jump / High Jump / Shot-put cage including 3,650 spectator seats, 240 VIP Seats and VIP lounge
  • FIFA-approved Indoor Football Pitch with 5,800 spectator seats, 230 VIP seats and 2 VIP
  • Olympic 50 Meters Swimming Pool and Olympic Diving Pool with 252 spectators seats
  • Volleyball Hall with 1,200 spectator seats
  • Table Tennis Hall set-up for 9 tables with 150 spectator seats
  • Multi Sports Hall for Basketball / Volleyball / Handball / Futsal with 1,200 spectator seats
  • Multi Sports Hall for Handball / Basketball / Futsal with 410 spectator seats
  • Fencing / Gymnastics Hall with 6 fencing strips and Mini Gymnastics area
  • Squash Courts including 7 ASB squash courts, 1 Central Glass court and warm-up area
  • Gymnasiums including Power Gym, Strength & Conditioning Gym, Cardio Gym, Staff Gym & Spa
  • Sports Science Labs including Biochemistry Lab, Altitude Lab, Physiology Lab, Biomechanics Lab and Anthropometry Lab
  • Sports Psychology Labs including Champions Psychology Lab 1 /2 /3 & 4
  • Offices including meeting and conference rooms and VIP corporate suites

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Aspire Dome, centre stage for Doha 2010". International Association of Athletics Federations. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Facilities". Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Aspire Zone". Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Asian Games". 11 December 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Luis Puig Palace
IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics

Succeeded by
Ataköy Athletics Arena
Preceded by
Sajik Baseball Stadium
Asian Games

Succeeded by
Guangzhou Gymnasium