They are planted at the water’s edge and constructed using recycled steel containers. Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is designed to be temporary, as it will host seven matches of the 2022 World Cup, and then will be replaced by a commercial space and a garden.
In total, the infrastructure of 974 containers – denoting Qatar – has the capacity to receive 40,000 fans.
CNN writes that this is the first stadium built for the World Cup with the intention of landing after the competition is over and represents the country’s commitment to sustainability.
The seats are removable as are the containers and the lid. The idea is that they can be reassembled, like Lego pieces, for another competition, even if they are in another country.
Qatar hopes that this experience with Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will serve as an example in future competitions.
According to FIFA, the 2022 World Cup is expected to produce 3.6 million tons of carbon dioxide, 1.5 million tons more than the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
However, Qatar says it is committed to achieving carbon neutral competition.
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