5/15/2019 6:05:30 PM (GMT+3)

2022 World Cup: Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be dismantled after competition

2022 World Cup: Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be dismantled after competition

DOHA, Qatar: Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be one of the first of FIFA World Cup stadiums history that will be entirely dismantled after the 2022 edition in Qatar.

It will be entirely dismantled and repurposed after the tournament. Its parts will be used in other sporting events or projects in needy countries, in co-ordination with FIFA, to set a new standard in sustainability and introduce bold new ideas in tournament legacy planning.

Located on the shores of the Gulf, looking across Doha’s dazzling West Bay skyline, the stadium will be a spectacular venue for matches up to the quarterfinals in 2022.

Constructed using shipping containers, removable seats and other modular “building blocks”, the innovative 40,000-seat venue have a remarkable design featuring shipping containers to create an extraordinary building block effect.

“Ras Abu Aboud will be the first stadium in the world that can be completely dismantled. Its parts can be used in building two 20,000-seat stadiums or even in building non-sporting projects such as administrative building or multi-use hall,” said Mohamed Al Mulla, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium Project Manager at Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

The official also added that studies and researches have led to the use of environmentally friendly, and at the same time easy and reusable, components in the construction. Concrete will be used only in foundations while the outer structure will be made of iron and shipping containers.

“Ras Abu Aboud Stadium would be a precedent that would revolutionise stadium design for future World Cup hosting countries as it’s based on a new way of thinking and creativity in construction, that shortens construction time and lowers cost,” he added.

Al Mulla explained that the reason for building a stadium with these specifications and dismantling it after the World Cup is that Qatar does not need eight 40,000-seat stadiums, and also the local league does not need all these stadiums. So the idea was to build a stadium- such as the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium - which could benefit other countries in the future.

The construction officially began in 2017-end and it will be completed by the end of 2020 while the coming period will see a significant increase in work with the installation of the steel structure and shipping containers that will form the building blocks of this stadium.