Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah)

The Al Janoub Stadium is a new football stadium, opened on the 16th May 2019 ahead of hosting 7 matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including a Round of 16 fixture.

The stadium, with a roof shaped like a traditional Dhow boat is now the home venue of Al-Wakrah SC, competing in the Qatar Stars League. The venue will have a capacity of 40,000 for the World Cup, however this will be reduced to 20,000 after the tournament with the remaining seats donated to developing countries.

The stadium’s inaugural match on the 16th May 2019 was the Amir Cup Final, with Al-Duhail defeating Al Sadd 4-1.

Tenants: Al-Wakrah SC (Qatar Stars League)

Opened: 2019

Capacity: 40,000

Address: Al Wakrah, Qatar

Location & Travel to Al Janoub Stadium

The Al Janoub Stadium is located in the city of Al Wakrah, approximately 20km south of Doha’s CBD.

Airport – The Hamad International Airport is ranked as one of the best in the world and is an important hub in the region, with Qatar Airways in particular offering flights to a number of international destinations.

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Metro – The nearest Doha Metro station is in central Al Wakrah approximately 5 kilometres away, with Red Line services run from central Doha in around 25 minutes.

Where to stay in Al Wakrah

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Further Information & Events

Al-Wakrah SC Official Website

Qatar 2022 Official Website (Al Janoub Stadium page)

2022 FIFA World Cup Official Website (Al Janoub Stadium page)

Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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