Al Bayt Stadium is located in the seaside town of Al Khor, approximately 40 km from Doha on a prime site of approximately 1.3 million sq. m. The venue will have the capacity to host 60,000 spectators and will fulfil all FIFA requirements for hosting FIFA World Cup™ matches through to the semi-final round.
The stadium is named Bayt Al Sha’ar, a tent traditionally used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and neighboring countries. Historically, the distinctive exterior - black or beige with prominent white stripes - served a number of purposes. The width and number of white stripes identified the tribe of the owner. The tent was easily spotted from afar, for those travelling through the sometimes harsh landscapes of the desert, the sight of a black and ¬white striped tent on the horizon meant an invitation to enjoy the hospitality of the tent’s owner.