Khalifa International Stadium (Doha sports city – multipurpose sporting complex)

Khalifa Stadium SPORTE.3Q case study Qatar

Al Khalifa International Stadium (KIS) is Qatar’s most historic stadium & a crucial player for 2022.

Khalifa International Stadium (Arabic: ملعب خليفة الدولي) is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar, as part of the Doha Sports City complex, which also includes Aspire Academy, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and the Aspire Tower. It is named after Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s former Emir. The stadium is also the first completed venue that will host a part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

In 2017, it received a four-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), the first in the world to be awarded this rating. In May 2017, Qatar celebrated the reopening of its most beloved stadium with a spectacular inauguration ceremony and by hosting the final of the Emir Cup. To warm up for its FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ fixtures, the stadium has hosted Arabian Gulf Cup and FIFA Club World Cup™ matches, as well as the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Built in 1976 in Al Waab area, 10 Kms West of Doha Center, Khalifa International Stadium has long been the cornerstone of the country’s sporting tradition – and the gatekeeper to its promising future. For people in Qatar and the region, Khalifa International Stadium is an old friend, a familiar face that brings communities together. Located at the center of all the 2022 venues, the stadium will play a pivotal role in this tournament, whose unique geography and advanced transport systems will make it the best-connected international football competition ever.

Fact file

Official name: Khalifa International Stadium

Opened: first opening 1976

Renovated: 2005-2006, 2014 to 2017

Capacity: 48,000

Pilot place: Qatar, Doha city, Al Thumama district 12 kilometers south of Doha city

Pilot condition:Built in 1976, renovated and expanded in 2017

Pilot owner:The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) – Aspire Zone Foundation

Pilot responsible:Aspire Zone Foundation


Multipurpose sporting complex

  • Stadium with 40,000 seating capacity (research focus)
  • Aspire dome (indoor multipurpose sports hall)
  • Hamad aquatic center
  • Sports Science building
  • Parks and parking area
  • Aspire academy (training facilities)
  • Qatar Olympic Museum

Energy consumption

Main building:

  • electric Energy for lighting and electric equipment
  • HVAC system (height consumption rate)

Outdoor facilities:

  • electric Energy for lighting and electric equipment
  • HVAC system (for offices area)

Energy Generation: possible integration

Electricity provided by authority (Kahramaa)

Energy Exchange: possible integration

All required electricity to be consumed from government network

Dar Al-Handasah Arup & Associates

Cox Richardson Architects and planner

Name: Midmac Contracting, Six Construct (renovation contractors)

Completion date: construction completed

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