Aspire Dome

Opened: In 2005
Designed by: The French architect Roger Taillibert
Main  Hall capacity: 15,500 across 13 separate multi-sport halls
Main characteristic: It consists of three levels and a long spine running across the structure
Total footprint: The sprawling facility covers an area of 120,000 square metres
Features: 50 metre / 10 lane Olympic-size pool and diving pool with 800 seats
Full size FIFA-standard air-conditioned indoor football pitch with 5,800 seats
IAAF-accredited indoor banked athletics track with 4,500 seats
Gymnastics training hall and table tennis hall
Courts designed for basketball, volleyball, handball, martial arts and squash
Multi-purpose hall and fencing arena
Gymnasium, physiotherapy and high-performance laboratory
A 1,200 seat amphitheatre and cafeterias
Offices and function rooms
VIP corporate suites

Selected past events hosted: The 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships
The annual ASPIRE4SPORT Congress & Exhibition
The inaugural DOHA GOALS forum
The largest Ardha, a traditional dance at the Qatar’s National Day celebrations
The annual FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup Series
The Qatar Fencing Grand Prix
Arab Games 2011 and 2006 Asian Games competitions
Charity and entertainment activities

Did you know that?

It is the world’s largest indoor multi-purpose dome and the hub of the Aspire Academy?
It is located at the center of Aspire Zone, a 250 hectare area established in 1995?
The administration was presented with the silver medal in the IOC/IAKS Distinction Awards in 2007?