Given that each of Glory’s five remaining AFC Champions League Group F games will be taking place at the recently-opened Education City Stadium, we thought we’d take a closer look at the state-of-the-art Qatari venue.
Located at the heart of the Qatar Foundation’s Education City complex which also features no fewer than eight international universities, the stadium has a capacity of 45,350 and was officially opened in June.
It will, of course, be one of the host stadia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and for those of you who love a bit of Lifestyle Home terminology (and who doesn’t?!), its design is said to “draw on the rich history of Islamic architecture, blending it with striking modernity.”
The entire venue is fully air-conditioned, including the pitch and its designers are quick to point out that 55% of the materials used in the construction project came from sustainable sources and 28% of those materials contained recycled contents.
In terms of access, meanwhile, new road and metro links, plus various bicycle paths, connect the stadium with the centre of Doha which is just seven kilometres away and if Better Homes and Gardens is more your thing than Grand Designs, you’ll be interested to know that native species have been used in 75% of the landscaping around Education City.
Click HERE for more information, including a video clip showcasing the stadium’s key features.
Perth Glory’s AFC Champions League 2020 Group F Fixtures
Wednesday 18 November (6pm WST) v Shanghai Shenhua at Education City Stadium, Al-Rayyan
Tuesday 24 November (9pm WST) v Ulsan Hyundai at Education City Stadium, Al-Rayyan
Friday 27 November (6pm WST) v Ulsan Hyundai at Education City Stadium, Al-Rayyan
Monday 30 November (9pm WST) v Shanghai Shenhua at Education City Stadium, Al-Rayyan
Thursday 3 December (6pm WST) v FC Tokyo at Education City Stadium, Al-Rayyan