Thani bin Jassim Stadium
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Entrance to the Stadium
|Location||Al Rayyan, Qatar|
|Architect||Albert Speer & Partner GmbH|
The Thani bin Jassim Stadium (Arabic: ملعب ثاني بن جاسم), also known as the Al-Gharrafa Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in the Al Gharrafa district of Al Rayyan, Qatar. It is currently used mostly for football matches. Al-Gharrafa SC and Umm Salal SC play there. The stadium holds 21,175 people and was built in 2003. The stadium hosted 2011 AFC Asian Cup and other international competitions.
It has plans to have a facade made up the colours of the flags that will have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, symbolising 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. However, as of December 2017, the expansion process was not yet launched.
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