Qatar hosts more than 1.4 million visitors during FIFA World Cup Qatar hosts more than 1.4 million visitors during FIFA World Cup
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Qatar hosts more than 1.4 million visitors during FIFA World Cup

Qatar hosts more than 1.4 million visitors during FIFA World Cup

All eight of Qatar’s stadiums were located within an hour’s journey time of central Doha

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Qatar hosts more than 1.4 million visitors during FIFA World Cup

More than 1.4 million fans from around the world visited Qatar for the FIFA World Cup.

The cumulative attendance was set to reach 3.4 million with the Argentina-France final at Lusail Stadium, which translated into an average attendance of 53,000 fans per match and overall capacity in excess of 96 per cent, according to tournament organisers.

All eight of Qatar’s stadiums were located within an hour’s journey time of central Doha and easily accessible by metro, bus and taxi services. Fans could also attend a host of entertainment events, including the FIFA Fan Festival, Corniche Activation and many others. More than 530,000 people attended the entertainment events daily throughout the tournament.

“In 2010, we told the world to ‘Expect Amazing’ – and we have delivered on that promise in spectacular fashion. This has been an incredible edition of the FIFA World Cup – and one that will set a benchmark for future mega event hosts,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and chairman, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC.

“We are very proud to have hosted a compact, accessible and family-friendly FIFA World Cup. This tournament has provided a platform for cultural exchange on a level not seen before in history. Fans from far and wide experienced Qatari and Arab culture for the first time and were always in the thick of the action – never far from a stadium, accommodation or entertainment activation,” Al Thawadi added.

“The feedback we have had from all stakeholders, including fans, players, the media, volunteers and tournament officials, has been overwhelmingly positive. We have no doubt this tournament will leave a huge legacy for the country and region – socially, economically and environmentally.”

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