Al Thumama Stadium: Seating Map, Parking and How To Reach

Al Thumama Stadium is one of eight stadiums, which was built, renovated, or reconstructed for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Al Thumama Stadium, with a capacity of 44,400 hosted eight FIFA World Cup matches, including a Quarter Final match.

Here is everything you need to know about Al Thumama Stadium, including location, map, and how to get to the stadium using the Doha Metro, Car, or Taxi.

Al Thumama Stadium Location and How To Reach

Al Thumama Stadium is located in Al Thumama, adjacent to the east of the Doha Express Highway, 12km south of central Doha (location map).

You can reach Al Thumama Stadium either by Metro, car or taxi. Here are the details about each option:

Reaching Al Thumama Stadium By Metro

The closest Doha Metro Station is Free Zone Metro Station (Red line). Here is everything about Doha Metro.

Reaching Al Thumama Stadium By Car

Residents and locals are encouraged to drive to the stadiums to free up public transport for visitors.

Parking Facilities

  • Parking space is located close to the stadium.
  • These car parks will open 4 hours before kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the final whistle.
  • Accessible parking options will be available.

Fans are advised to arrive early because car parks will fill up fast.

Spectator Parking LotMinimum walking time to the stadium
A25 minutes
Al Thumama Stadium Reaching By Car and Parking Map

Reaching Al Thumama Stadium By Taxi, Uber, Careem

  • The drop-off and pick-up area is a minimum of a 30-minute walk to the stadium.

Al Thumama Stadium Seating Map

Here is a layout map of Al Thumama Stadium:

Al Thumama Stadium Seating Map

Al Thumama Stadium World Cup Matches

21 NovemberGroup A: Senegal v Netherlands1700 local time
23 NovemberGroup E: Spain v Costa Rica1700 local time
25 NovemberGroup A: Qatar v Senegal1600 local time
27 NovemberGroup F: Belgium v Morocco1600 local time
29 NovemberGroup B: Iran v USA2200 local time
1 DecemberGroup F: Canada v Morocco1800 local time
4 DecemberRound of 16: 1D v 2C1800 local time
10 DecemberQuarter-final: W55 v W571800 local time

About Al Thumama Stadium

As many international flights descend over Al Thumama, fans may get their first glimpse of Al Thumama Stadium from above. Its brilliant white exterior stands out among the lush green surroundings.

Its design is inspired by the “gahfiya”, the traditional woven cap worn by men and boys all over the Arab world. Gahfiya symbolises dignity and independence – a milestone moment on every young boy’s path to adulthood.

Al Thumama Stadium

It is also the only completely circular FIFA World Cup 2022™ Stadium. With its dynamic and imaginative shape, Al Thumama Stadium celebrates both local cultures and traditions.

Al Thumama Stadium was inaugurated on 22 October 2021 when it hosted the Amir Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan.

Al Thumama Stadium Legacy and Sustainability 

More than 80% of Al Thumama Stadium’s landscaping is covered with natural vegetation. Al Thumama Stadium has achieved a Global Sustainability Assessment System 5-star rating for design and construction.

According to the FIFA website, Al Thumama Stadium’s tournament capacity (40,000) has been reduced to meet local needs and provide quality sporting infrastructure to developing nations.  

The remaining 20,000-seat arena will be used for football and other sporting events. 

The precinct surrounding the stadium will become a community hub with facilities for multiple sports, including handball, volleyball, basketball and swimming. Tracks for running and cycling will weave their way around the precinct as well, providing an outlet for sportsmen and women of every stripe. 

A branch of a sports clinic will open on-site, as well as a boutique hotel, which will replace the stadium’s upper stands. 

There will also be a number of retail and commercial units created to ensure the area becomes a bustling hub of exercise and activity.

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References: Qatar 2022

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