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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  • Worthy football stadium and should be great 2022 with latest features and technology good location by aspire  more »
  • A beautiful stadium ready for the 2022 games. Great to visit the aspire park at night to see the stadium lights and the torch  more »
  • Now this stadyum has been renovated for the 2022 cup. after renovation I did not visit to attend any game but I hope they fixed that gap in addition to terrible traffic in all the area and highway nea...  more »
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  • This is very big and build with Modern facilities,it is known as National Stadium 🏟 of Qatar, Many Restaurant 🍴 , Hotel 🏩 , Shopping 🛒 mall are build surrounding with this Stadium 🏟 , very well decoration and luxurious furnished inside and all kinds of facility for audience are available here, it is looking inside and out side are so nice ,though it is for Football but beside football others national and international games also conducting here.its night time view is very attractive.
  • Good one. Asian Games 2006 inauguration was there.
  • Nicely renewed. Parking get very far durimg games.
  • Amazing stadium. Great sitting arrangements. Awesome ambience
  • Asian game 2006 held in the Khalifa international stadium. I was there.

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