Khalifa International Stadium ready for 2022 World Cup

15 May 2017

The majestic Khalifa International Stadium is now ready to host the much-awaited football World Cup matches, according to Al Sharq newspaper.

The football milestone is the first stadium to be complete, 2,000 days ahead of the World Cup which will be held in Qatar in 2022.

The world will get a first taste of the state-of-the-art stadium on May 19 when it hosts the final of the Amir of Qatar Cup.

The Qatari authorities are planning to announce the completion of all FIFA world cup stadiums by 2020.

The original Khalifa International Stadium underwent a major revamp and expansion work to increase the capacity to more than 40,000 people.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy earlier announced that the redeveloped Khalifa International Stadium (KIS) would open by the end of second quarter this year.

“Al Khor and Al Wakrah stadiums will be completed by the end of 2018. Al Rayan and Qatar Foundation stadiums will open in 2019 while the remaining stadiums will be ready by the end of 2020," said Nasser Al Khater, assistant secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, in a recent interview with Qatar TV channel.