December 6, 2022

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar marks the first time the tournament has been held in the Middle East. 
Qatar have built seven new stadiums and renovated another specifically for the tournament over the past decade.
These state-of-the-art venues range in sizes and design, with 64 games to be played across them during the 2022 World Cup. 
The Sporting News breaks down all the details about each stadium. 
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All eight stadiums are located in the heart of Qatar with the majority within 25 kilometres of the capital Doha.
Both Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium are located in Doha itself with the former venue just seven kilometres away from the city centre. 
Al Bayt Stadium is situated in Al Khor and is the most remote of the eight venues being 46km away from the city centre of Doha. 
World Cup 2022 stadium locations: 
Find a Google Map below with each of the eight World Cup stadiums highlighted. 

According to Sky News, the latest cost for all eight World Cup stadiums stands at around $6.5 billion.
At one stage, Qatari officials suggested they may need to pay up to $10b to complete the venues but they have seemingly managed to get it done for less.
Khalifa International Stadium notably already existed and was simply redeveloped in 2014 to make it one of Qatar’s cheaper World Cup projects. 
*Based on reported figures. 

An in-depth report released by The Guardian in early 2021 claimed 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup. 
Qatari officials have disputed this figure with government record figures between 2014 and 2020 suggesting there were only 37 deaths among labourers at World Cup stadium sites with only three of those specifically listed as ‘work-related’.
A key point of contention is the fact Qatar doesn’t count cardiac or respiratory deaths as ‘work-related’.
According to the BBC, Qatar’s government have under-reported deaths amongst foreign labourers which casts more doubts over the exact number of workers killed building the 2022 World Cup stadiums.
City: Al Rayyan
Date opened: December 18, 2020
Cost: $360m
Capacity: 40,000
City: Al Khor
Date opened: November 30, 2021
Cost: $847m
Capacity: 60,000
City: Al Wakrah
Date opened: May 16, 2019
Cost: $572m
Capacity: 40,000
City: Al Thumama
Date opened: October 22, 2021
Cost: $342m
Capacity: 40,000
City: Al Rayyan
Date opened: June 2020
Cost: $700m
Capacity: 40,000
City: Al Rayyan
Date re-opened: May 2017
Cost: $78-315m
Capacity: 40,000
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City: Lusail City
Date opened: 2022
Cost: $767m
Capacity: 80,000
City: Ras Abu Aboud
Date opened: November 30, 2021
Cost: Unknown
Capacity: 40,000

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