Press release

12 March 2015

Foster + Partners to design the centrepiece stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup QatarTM

Following an international competition, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has appointed Foster + Partners, as architects, to design Lusail Stadium, the largest proposed venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup QatarTM and the iconic location for the opening and final ceremonies. Foster + Partners will be carrying out the architectural design with Arup and Populous.

Located in Lusail City, 15 kilometres north of Doha, the stadium will have a seating capacity of 80,000 spectators and is centred on an open-air pitch that can be cooled to an optimal 26 degrees Celsius, using cooled and shaded spectator stands and state-of-the-art green technologies. Furthermore, it is planned to use Lusail Stadium throughout the year.