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Qatar unveils design of first reusable stadium for World Cup 2022

Qatar recently unveiled the design for World Cups first reusable stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will host the 2022 games tournament.
The 40,000-seat Ras Abu Aboud stadium will be built along Dohas Southern Waterfront and will host matches up to the quarter-final stage.

After the tournament, the stadium will be brought down and the parts will be put into containers in the hope that it will be reassembled and use elsewhere.
The Secretary-General of Qatar’s World Cup Organizing Committee, Hassan al-Thawadi, mentioned that the venue serves as the perfect legacy capable of being reassembled in a new location in its entirety, or built into numerous small sports or cultural venues.

Among the materials used in the construction of the stadium are modified shipping containers, says a statement from Thawadi’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

The stadium should be ready by 2020, said the Committee. The architects are a Madrid-based company, Fenwick Iribarren, who were also chosen to design another tournament venue, the Qatar Foundation Stadium.

Qatar has now revealed the designs for all venues, expected to be used in 2022, except the Lusail Stadium, which will host the opening game and the World Cup final. Qatar’s initial bid was for 12 stadiums, it is now due to play matches at just eight venues.

FIFA is yet to make a final decision on the number of stadiums to be used during 2022 tournament. The Finance Minister, Ali Shareef al-Emadi, earlier in the month, mentioned that about 65 percent of all World Cup projects are ready. Qatar unveiled its first completed World Cup 2022 venue in early 2017, which is, the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, which is also likely to host the World Athletics Championships in the next two years.

Posted on 29/11/2017

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