On Tuesday, September 11th 2018, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the organization overseeing Qatar’s preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, shared a video covering five fun facts about the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium. The venue is an incredible utilization of repurposed material, and a feat of sustainability design:
— Road to 2022 (@roadto2022) September 11, 2018
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium 5 Fun Facts:
It will be the first FIFA World Cup Stadium that can be fully dismantled and repurposed after the tournament.
The same shipping containers delivering stadium materials to Qatar will become part of the stadium’s structure
The stadium will be accessible from the Doha Metro’s Gold Line
After the tournament is over, the stadium containers and materials will be repurposed into sporting venues across Qatar
After 2022, the area the stadium in on will be repurposed into retail space and a large public park
According the Supreme Committee, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be:
“Constructed using shipping containers, removable seats and other modular ‘building blocks’, not only will this innovative, 40,000-seat venue have a remarkable design, but it will be entirely dismantled and repurposed after the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.
Its parts will be used in other sporting or non-sporting projects, setting a new standard in sustainability and introducing bold new ideas in tournament legacy planning.”