The iconic Lusail Stadium is preparing to welcome fans to the opening of the 2023 FIFA Asian Cup in Qatar next Friday, January 12. The opening match between Qatar (the defending champion) and Lebanon will begin at 7 p.m. local time, while the opening ceremony for the jewel of the Asian Championships begins. At five in the evening.
Lusail Stadium was designed according to the latest international technologies and is the largest stadium in Qatar, with a capacity of 80,000 fans. 10 matches were held in the 2022 World Cup, including the historic final match between France and Argentina, which won the title in a memory that will remain immortal in the history of this stadium, which was opened before the World Cup.
The stadium includes a fan area that allows them to enjoy a variety of cultural and entertainment events and activities that are held on the sidelines of the Asian Cup, including live shows and shows, in addition to areas for games and food trucks.
According to a statement by the Asian Cup Organizing Committee, the stadium gates will be opened 5 hours before the whistle blows for the matches.
Tickets for the tournament matches are available in the form of digital copies that can be presented from any mobile device, and a Haya card is not required to enter the stadiums. Volunteers and several work teams will be present throughout the stadiums to provide support and assistance to fans.
can be accessed Lusail Stadium Easily via Doha Metro, by using the red line to Lusail Metro Station, where the stadium is located a 10-minute walk away.
For fans who drive their own cars to reach the stadium, there is an option to park and walk, and fans must follow the directional signs to locate the nearest parking lot. Karwa taxi and ride-sharing applications are also available at designated pick-up and drop-off points, which are located a 20-minute walk from the stadium.
Qatar is hosting the Asian Cup for the third time in its history, achieving a record in hosting the Asian Football Festival, after achieving successful hosting of the tournament in 1988 and 2011.
In the 18th edition of the continental event, 24 of the best teams in Asia will compete on the road to crowning the crown of the Asian Championships, with 51 matches held in 9 stadiums built according to the latest specifications.