Qatar World Cup .. 8 stadiums ready for the global event

Doha – Ahmed Youssef: About a month after the start of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, football fans are in waiting for a different version of the tournament, which will be played for the first time in the Arab world e in Middle East in the period from November 20 to December 18. Since winning World Cup hosting, Qatar has started construction of 8 stadiums with one design innovative that mixed folklore and modernity, all of which received the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certificate, with a rating of 4 or 5 stars, and were equipped with solar-powered cooling technology. And “GSAS” is a system adopted by the World Football Association “FIFA” to ensure that the tournament infrastructure meets a string of stringent standard environmental, according to a report by the Qatar News Agency (QNA). The first close tournament The World Cup in Qatar is characterized as one of the most important tournaments in the history of the World Cup, in how much is the first edition whose matches take place in geographically close stadiums in in order to allow the public to follow more than one match per day. “A sustainable legacy for countries in via development “, according to the” Supreme Committee for the handover and inheritance “in charge of organizing the projects of the World Cup in Qatar, the World Cup will leave a global legacy that establishes new ones standard in the organization of major sporting events in Qatar the future. All stadiums are designed to be environmentally friendly with the ability to control the internal temperature, and they also have elements standard which will be reconfigured after the tournament, to become a permanent asset for the 2022 World Cup. After the end of the World Cup, approximately 170,000 seats will be dismantled and given to countries in via development to build 22 stadiums with seats between 20 and 25 thousand seats. 8 International Stadiums 1- The Khalifa International Stadium has hosted many major tournaments since its opening in 1976. The Qatar National Stadium, which is the first stadium of the World Cup, is ready after extensive refurbishment and development and can host 40,000 fans. It reopened in May 2017, hosting the final of the 45th edition of the Emir’s Cup Football Championship, and will host 8 of the upcoming World Cup matches. 2- The Al Bayt Stadium was built in the city of Al Khor with a project that simulates the “House of Poetry”, the traditional tents inhabited by the Bedouins in Qatar and the Gulf states in general. It will host the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador, as well as several subsequent matches, the last of which is the semi-final. It can accommodate 60,000 spectators and its canopy will improve the work of cooling technologies and maintain a comfortable temperature. It officially opened with a major arts and football festival on November 30, 2021, in occasion of the opening match of the Arabian Cup 2021 between Qatar and Bahrain. After the World Cup, it will transform in a 5-star hotel, a shopping center, a gym and a multipurpose room. 3- The Lusail Stadium, the largest stadium in the World Cup, is considered the best and largest stadium in the World Cup, with a capacity of 80,000 fans. It stands out that it will host the final match of the tournament, which coincides with the celebration of Qatar National Day. His design it was inspired by the Arabian lantern and reflects the inscriptions on vases and pieces of art that characterize the Arab and Islamic world. Thanks to the modern transport network connecting it to the capital, fans will be able to move between stadiums via refurbished streets, the Doha Metro or light transport. After the World Cup, the Lusail Stadium will transform in a community destination that includes schools, shops, cafes, sports facilities and medical clinics. 4- Stadium 974 is the first completely dismantled stadium in the history of the FIFA World Cup, it takes its name from the 974 containers from which it was built, and this number also represents the international prefix to call Qatar. His idea aims to underscore Qatar’s commitment to always keep sustainability in mind when considering larger projects. It can accommodate more than 40,000 fans and has been used in the construction of building units in recycled steel, reducing the amount of waste generated by construction work. It opened by hosting the first official match on November 30 during the 2021 Arabian Cup and will host 7 World Cup matches. After the tournament, the containers and hull will be reused to create waterfront structures as well as a bustling shopping mall. 5- The Al Janoub stadium is located south of Al Wakra, 18 km from Doha, and has a capacity of 40,000 seats. Inspired by the sails of traditional Qatari boats, Al Wakrah is a celebration of Al Wakrah’s long history as a center of pearls and fishing. It is equipped with a retractable roof, which allows it to be completely shaded and reduces the intensity of sunlight, which helps to increase the efficiency of the cooling system. It opened on May 16, 2019, hosting the final of the 47th edition of the Amir Cup football final, and will host the World Cup matches from the group stage and round of 16. 6- Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium is a building that simulates the desert and its dunes and was built inarea “Umm Al-Afai” on the outskirts of the desert, which is one of the oldest cities in Qatar and home to Al-Rayyan sports club. It can accommodate 40,000 fans and its availability was announced on 18 December 2020, when it hosted the final of the 48th edition of the Emir Football Cup. It will host 7 World Cup matches and fans will be able to visit it via the Doha Metro. At the end of the tournament, it will be the home of the Al Rayyan Club and more than 80% of the building materials of the original stadium that occupied the same site have been used. 7- The Al Thumama stadium is located in the southern districts of Doha, a few minutes from Hamad International Airport, and can accommodate 40,000 spectators. It is a distinct Arab architectural icon created by Qatari engineer Ibrahim Al-Jaidah. design it was chosen as the common cultural denominator among the Arabs, inspired by the traditional gahfia or cap worn by men and children in the Arab world. Its availability was announced in October 2021, when it hosted the Amir Cup football final and will host 8 World Cup matches. 8- Education City Stadium is located between several world-class universities in the Qatar International Center of Excellence represented by Education City and can accommodate 40,000 spectators. His design modern is in harmony with traditional Islamic architecture and its architecture imitates the shape of a diamond that shines according to the movement of the sun. It will host 8 World Cup matches and then transform in a sports and entertainment destination for Education City affiliates. (Anatolia)