The Education City Stadium is a brand new football stadium, opened on the 15th June 2020 ahead of hosting 8 matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including a quarter-final.
The stadium, shaped like a ragged diamond, was due to host matches of the 2019 FIFA World Club Cup but was not completed in time. Following the World Cup, the capacity will be reduced to 25,000 and will be used by local universities. 20,000 seats will be donated to developing countries.
The stadium hosted its first match on the 3rd September 2020, with Al Sadd SC and Al Kharaitiyat SC playing the opening match of the the 2020/21 Qatar Stars League. Al Sadd won 5-1, with two goals from former Arsenal and Villarreal star Santi Cazorla.
Address: Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
Location & Travel to Education City Stadium
The Education City Stadium is located in the city of Al Rayyan, approximately 15km west of Doha’s CBD. The stadium is part of the wider Education City development, which houses several university campuses.
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 Education City metro station is located just a few minutes walk from the stadium, with Green Line services run from central Doha in around 20 minutes.