Education City Stadium
The stadium is located on the outskirts of the capital Doha and has a capacity of 40,000 seats. It has been given the nickname "Diamond in the Desert". With 20 percent of its building materials identified as green, the stadium is among the world's most environmentally sustainable stadiums. In May 2019, Education City Stadium received a five-star GSAS rating.
The build contractor is JPAC JV, who appointed Pattern Design as the lead design architect, and Buro Happold for the engineering design. Like other stadiums built for the purpose of the 2022 FIFA World Cup it has been criticized for the working conditions for migrant workers, also by Amnesty International.
However, on 15 March 2022, FIFA president met with Qatar Minister of Labor, Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri in Doha & discussed the labor reforms taking place in the country. On 16 March 2022 Infantino addressed in an interview “I am pleased to see the strong commitment from the Qatari authorities to ensure the reforms are fully implemented across the labor market, leaving a lasting legacy of the FIFA World Cup long after the event, and benefiting migrant workers in the host country in the long term.