Al Bayt Stadium, one of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums, will host the ceremonial start and finish of the forthcoming Qatar International Baja, a counting round of the FIM Bajas World Cup taking place on September 30 to October 2.
The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) confirmed that the spectacular sporting facility at Al-Khor, 35km north of Doha, will showcase Qatar's new-look Baja, which has already attracted over 35 entries from six nations with a closing date set for next Monday, September 20.
Al Bayt Stadium has been built specifically for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will host the opening ceremony of the world's premier football tournament on November 21 next year. It has a capacity of 60,000 spectators.
The architectural design of the stadium takes its inspiration from the traditional tents of the nomadic people of Qatar and the region. It was delivered by Aspire Zone Foundation and takes its name from Bayt al shaar the name of the tents used locally.
"We are delighted to confirm the use of the Al Bayt Stadium for our start and finish ceremonies," enthused QMMF Executive Director Amro Al Hamad.
"This is a stunning new facility that will showcase world football next year. We are privileged to be able to use the stadium for our new round of the FIM Bajas World Cup," he said.