Education City Stadium

Dubbed the “Diamond in the Desert” owing to its façade, Education City Stadium opened in June 2020. Nestled amidst the university campuses in Qatar Foundation’s Education City complex, the stadium is shaped like a jagged diamond. Triangles form diamond-shaped geometrical patterns which seem to change colour through the day, as the sun moves across the sky.  After the FIFA World Cup 2022™ the stadium will retain 20,000 seats for university athletics, while the rest will be donated to countries requiring sporting infrastructure. 

Education City Stadium received three awards from the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD): a five-star rating in Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) Design & Build certification, Class A* rating in GSAS Construction Management, and GSAS Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio certification. These awards are testament to Qatar’s commitment to delivering sustainable infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup 2022™.

85% of building materials used in Education City Stadium were regionally sourced, while 29% were from recycled materials. Carbon dioxide sensors ensure ventilation and indoor air quality, while an efficient irrigation design aims to minimise landscape water consumption.