Stadium 974, is one of eight stadiums, which have been built, renovated, or reconstructed for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Stadium 974, with a capacity of 44,089 will host seven matches during the FIFA World Cup, including six group-stage matches along with a pre-quarter game.
Here is everything you need to know about Stadium 974, including its location, seating map, and how to get to the stadium using the Doha Metro, Stadium Express Bus, Car, or Taxi.
- Stadium 974 Location and How To Reach
- Reaching Stadium 974 By Metro
- Reaching Stadium 974 By Stadium Express Buses
- Reaching Stadium 974 By Car
- Reaching Stadium 974 By Taxi, Uber, Careem
- Stadium 974 Seating Map
- Stadium 974 World Cup Matches
- About Stadium 974
Stadium 974 Location and How To Reach
Stadium 974 is located adjacent to the Ras Bu Abboud Expressway. Located 10km to the east of central Doha (location map).
You can reach Stadium 974 either by Metro, Stadium Express Bus, car or taxi. Here are the details about each option:
Reaching Stadium 974 By Metro
The closest Doha Metro Station is Ras Bu Abboud Metro Station (Gold line). The station is a minimum of a 30-minute walk from the stadium.
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 Stadium 974 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 Stadium 974. After the drop-off, there will be around a 15-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||S971||20 minutes|
|Souq Waqif – North||S972||25 minutes|
|FIFA Fan Festival™||S973||35 minutes|
|West Bay||S974||35 minutes|
|Barwa Barahat Al Janoub||S975||30 minutes|
You can use the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app to find bus hub locations.
Reaching Stadium 974 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|
|B||20-minute shuttle bus (Service Number S979) + 20-minute walk|
Traffic diversions to Stadium 974 start 6 hours before match kick-off and end 3 hours after the final whistle.
Reaching Stadium 974 By Taxi, Uber, Careem
- Drop-off and pick-up areas are located next to Spectator Parking A, which is a minimum of a 30-minute walk to 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 Stadium 974:
Stadium 974 Seating Map
Here is a layout map of Stadium 974 for the FIFA World Cup:
Stadium 974 World Cup Matches
|22 November||Group C: Mexico v Poland||1900 local time|
|24 November||Group H: Portugal v Ghana||1900 local time|
|26 November||Group D: France v Denmark||1900 local time|
|28 November||Group G: Brazil v Switzerland||1900 local time|
|30 November||Group H: Poland v Argentina||2200 local time|
|2 December||Group G: Serbia v Switzerland||2200 local time|
|6 December||Round of 16: 1G v 2H||2200 local time|
- Check the prohibited items list before you come to the stadium.
About Stadium 974
Located on the shores of the Gulf, across the water from Doha’s dazzling West Bay skyline, Stadium 974 is the world’s first fully demountable covered football stadium.
Inspired by Qatar’s strong history in seafaring and trade, this stadium is constructed entirely from shipping containers and modular steel.
The deconstructed elements of the venue will continue to be utilised for years and even decades after this FIFA World Cup™.
The stadium bowl seating avoids the need for air conditioning as it is designed to be naturally ventilated. The overall stadium steel structure can be recycled and reused post-tournament, based on any legacy option that is selected.
The clever modular design means that fewer building materials were required than in traditional stadiums – keeping construction costs down, reducing waste and putting sustainability at its core. The innovative cooling system was designed to re-distribute the Gulf breeze around the venue.
The stadium was unveiled during a digital launch in November 2021 and hosted its first match during the opening day of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ when the United Arab Emirates played Syria on 30 November 2021.
Stadium 974 Legacy and Sustainability
According to the FIFA website, this is the first-ever FIFA complaint stadium that can be fully dismantled and re-purposed post-event.
This includes flexibility in the design to rebuild the stadium with the same capacity in a different location or build multiple smaller venues using the same materials.
The stadium received a 5-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for both its design and construction.
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References: Qatar 2022