Official Stadium


Historical facts

Since the inaugural IAAF Diamond League edition in 2010, Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium in Qatar Sports Club has been the traditional venue for the season’s opening meeting, but this year the spotlight will be on Khalifa International Stadium, located inside Aspire Zone. The 48,000-capacity state-of-the-art stadium was fully renovated and reopened in 2017.

Khalifa International Stadium is a historic Qatari sporting venue that holds a special place in the hearts of people in Qatar, the GCC and the Arab World.

Built in 1976, the 13,000-seaters will be available for IAAF Diamond League 

The groundbreaking cooling technology is 40% more sustainable than existing techniques and has been in use at Khalifa International Stadium since its reopening in May 2017.

Located in Aspire Zone, Khalifa International Stadium is centrally-positioned near to several leisure spots and is easily accessible through a state-of-the-art road network, allowing guests easy travel to and from the venue.


Name: Khalifa International Stadium

Location: Aspire Zone in Al Waab Area (14km away from the heart of Qatar’s capital, Doha).

Renovation project: The renovation of the stadium, which began in 2014, was undertaken by Aspire Zone

Parking: 6,000 car spaces and 2,300 bus spaces.