Officially reopened in 2017 after extensive redevelopment, the Khalifa International (or National) Stadium, originally opened its doors in 1976, making it the oldest stadium in Qatar and the first 2022 FIFA World Cup™ tournament venue. The stadium has held major tournaments such as the Asian Games in 2006, the AFC Asian Cup in 2007, as well as the Arabian Gulf Cup in 1976, 1992, 2004 and 2019.
Officially reopened in 2017 after extensive redevelopment, the stadium boasts intelligent cooling technology which reduces energy consumption, and also includes energy-efficient lighting systems and plumbing fixtures.
Khalifa International is the first stadium in the world to be awarded a four-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). The stadium’s developers used cutting edge sustainability practices in the design, construction and operation to minimise the stadium’s ecological footprint.