Lusail Iconic Stadium popularly known as the Lusail Stadium is one of eight stadiums, which have been built, renovated, or reconstructed for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Lusail Stadium, with a capacity of 88,966 is Qatar’s biggest tournament venue.
It will host ten matches during the FIFA World Cup, including six group games, one pre-quarter match, one quarter-final, one semi-final and the final match.
Here is everything you need to know about Lusail Stadium, including location, map, and how to get to the stadium using the Doha Metro, Stadium Express Bus, Car, or Taxi.
- Lusail Stadium Location and How To Reach
- Reaching Lusail Stadium By Metro
- Reaching Lusail Stadium By Stadium Express Buses
- Reaching Lusail Stadium By Car
Lusail Stadium Location and How To Reach
Lusail Stadium is located in Lusail City, 20km north of central Doha (Location map).
You can reach Lusail Stadium either by Metro, Stadium Express Bus, car or taxi. Here are the details about each option:
Reaching Lusail Stadium By Metro
The closest Doha Metro Station is Lusail QNB Metro Station (Red line).
During the World Cup, Doha Metro will operate the following hours:
- Saturday to Thursday: 6 AM – 3 AM
- Friday: 9 AM – 3 AM
You can use your Hayya Card for free transport on Doha Metro.
Reaching Lusail Stadium By Stadium Express Buses
Stadium Express Bus is the fastest way to get to the stadium.
This service will operate from dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from central Doha and accommodation sites to Lusail Stadium. After the drop-off, there will be around a 30-minute walk to the stadium.
- Buses start running 4 hours before match kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle.
- The last bus before the match will depart the Bus Hub one hour before kick-off.
|Departure Bus Hub||Service Number||Minimum Journey Time|
|Barwa Madinatna||S991||60 minutes|
|Souq Waqif – North||S992||35 minutes|
|FIFA Fan Festival™||S993||30 minutes|
|West Bay||S994||35 minutes|
|Barwa Barahat Al Janoub||S995||55 minutes|
You can use the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app to find bus hub locations.
Reaching Lusail Stadium By Car
Residents and locals are encouraged to drive to the stadiums to free up public transport for visitors.
- 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 Lot||Minimum walking time to the stadium|
|E||15-minute shuttle bus (Service Number S998) + 10-minute walk|
|F||15-minute shuttle bus (Service Number S998) + 10-minute walk|
Traffic diversions to Lusail Stadium start on 17 November and continue until the end of the tournament.
Reaching Lusail Stadium By Taxi, Uber, Careem
- The drop-off and pick-up area is a minimum of a 20-minute walk from the stadium.
- This area will open 4 hours before match kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the final whistle.
You can use the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app to find pick-up/ drop-off locations.
See below the official videos about how to reach Lusail Stadium:
Lusail Stadium Seating Map
Here is a layout map of Lusail Stadium for the FIFA World Cup:
Lusail Stadium World Cup Matches
|22 November||Group C: Argentina v Saudi Arabia||1300 local time|
|24 November||Group G: Brazil v Serbia||2200 local time|
|26 November||Group C: Argentina v Mexico||2200 local time|
|28 November||Group H: Portugal v Uruguay||2200 local time|
|30 November||Group C: Saudi Arabia v Mexico||2200 local time|
|2 December||Group G: Cameroon v Brazil||2200 local time|
|5 December||Round of 16: 1H v 2G||2200 local time|
|9 December||Quarter-final: W49 v W50||2200 local time|
|13 December||Semi-final: W57 v W58||2200 local time|
|18 December||Final||1800 local time|
- Check the prohibited items list before you come to the stadium.
About Lusail Stadium
The design of Lusail Stadium reflects the hand-crafted bowls and lanterns found in the Arab and Islamic worlds during the emergence of civilisation. The golden exterior fades over time, replicating aged metal handicrafts to create an environment rich in culture.
A state-of-the-art material called Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) protects the stadium from warm wind, keeps out dust and allows in enough light for the pitch to grow while providing shade to reduce the burden on the stadium’s air conditioning.
Lusail Stadium Legacy and Sustainability
In line with Qatar’s commitment to sustainable development, Lusail Stadium will be transformed into a community space with schools, shops, cafes, sports facilities, and health clinics.
According to the FIFA website, some tournament installations will be removed to make way for these new amenities. The materials removed will be preserved, repurposed, and donated to communities that need sporting infrastructure.
The upper tier of the building could be re-purposed as outdoor terraces for new homes and a football pitch for the community.
Throughout the construction process, sustainable building practices were used. The stadium uses recycled water to irrigate plants. Water-efficient fixtures and leak-detection systems are in place. Lusail Stadium has received a 5-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System.
Post-2022, people will be able to reach the facility by using the Lusail Light Rail Tram.
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References: Qatar 2022