One of the first stadiums to be built for the Qatar World Cup will include classrooms, offices and conference rooms, Qatar Foundation has revealed.
Education City Stadium also will serve as a community centre and host local and regional sporting tournaments, as the centre of the city’s health and wellness activities.
Shaped like a jagged diamond, the 45,350-seat stadium will be “glittering by day and glowing by night”.
Following the World Cup, the stadium will be reduced to 25,000 seats to be used by athletic teams from the surrounding universities.
It had initially said it would build 12 stadiums but it was revealed in April the number would be cut by one-third due to rising costs and delays.
Construction of the first stadium is underway.