The stadium’s most direct contribution to international development will come after it has hosted matches through to the quarter-finals stage of the tournament. The arena's capacity will be reduced by half and 20,000 seats will be donated to build stadiums in developing countries, helping cultivate a passion for the game around the globe.
This reduction in capacity will also add to the intimate, inclusive feeling created by the venue's ultramodern curves, which encircle fans and keep the atmosphere firmly in the arena.
Fans can reach the stadium easily by either road or metro, with Doha's bustling city centre just 7km away. As with all FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums, advanced cooling technologies ensure comfortable temperatures year-round for players and fans, while access for fans with disabilities is excellent. Those looking for even more comfort can enjoy the game from hospitality and VIP areas.
As they arrive, fans will see many green spaces and state-of-the-art amenities surrounding the venue, all built with an eye on sustainability and the future. Facilities include football training pitches, a golf course and shops.
Education City’s students, faculty and staff can also use these facilities. For decades to come, Education City Stadium will be a symbol of innovation, sustainability and progress, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the goals of Qatar Foundation.