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Qatar starts construction on its second World Cup stadium

Qatar starts construction on its second World Cup stadium

Advanced preparations


Qatar is preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup by announcing the design for Al Bayt Stadium – the location will be used for the semi-final matches of the tournament and will have 60,000 seats to accommodate spectators

The design takes inspiration from 'Bayt Al Sha'ar' – a monochromatic tent used by nomadic societies in the Gulf region. The structure will also have an upper layer of removable seats that will be taken away after the World Cup in 2022, and which will reduce the capacity of the stadium to 32,000 seats. The detached chairs will later be donated to other countries in order to continue the football legacy.

Qatar stadium story

The facility will also take up ethical building techniques, complying with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) ratings, using renewable energy methods for the stadium itself as well as the surrounding area.

While initial work has begun, the venue is not expected to be complete by 2018. 

Qatar stadium story

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