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Khalifa International Stadium, Doha

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Khalifa International Stadium also known as National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar as part of the Doha Sports City complex, which also includes Aspire Academy, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and the Aspire Tower. It is named after Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar's former Emir. The final of 2011 AFC Asian Cup was held at this stadium.HistoryThe stadium was originally opened in 1976, but was fully renovated and expanded in 2005 prior to the 2006 Asian Games in order to increase its capacity from 20,000 to 40,000. A roof has also been built on the western side of the stadium, along with a large arch on the eastern side which was used as a platform for the launch of fireworks during the 2006 Asian Games opening ceremony. Before its renovation it was used mostly for football matches, but it includes facilities for many other sports. Since 1997 it hosts the annual track and field event Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix, now as part of the IAAF Diamond League. It is currently the stadium of Qatar national football team. It will host the 17th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in autumn 2019.
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TripAdvisor
  • I went there for the Emir cup finals. This stadium has been refurbished to have temperature controlled environment to give misty and cool effects during watching the games. This is presumably the firs...  more »
  • Went there to watch a friendly football match in the evening. A very big stadium and and in the city.  more »
  • Hot weather during games not a problem anymore in this stadium. The world class Khalifa International Stadium is ready for FIFA World Cup 2022. It is installed with temperature controlled. Completed 5...  more »
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  • Amazing stadium. Great sitting arrangements. Awesome ambience
  • Because al rayan team wil play
  • It's a beautiful World No 1 Studiam.
  • ready to host the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. This is the first 2022 WC venue to be completed and it has been done five years before the start of the event.
  • Myself along with my wife, son & his family were here on 29.07.2014. since it was dusk we couldn't enter the stadium & look around.