Like any good soccer fan, Qatar is gearing up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in a grand way. The country which has already started making preparations to host the games in 2022 just unveiled detailed plans for their brand new, state-of-the-art stadiums, in addition to the expansion plan for two existing stadiums that will provide spectators with a new way of experiencing all the action. Conceptualized in Germany by AS&P, each of the stadiums will be built to exceed environmental efficiency standards and be easily accessible by public transportation from New Doha International Airport, all host cities, hotels, FIFA Fan Fests and all FIFA Fan Zones, including water taxi parking.
The Al-Wakrah Stadium will be a soccer oasis, providing covered seating for all spectators and links to enough public transportation systems to accommodate over 30,000 fans within 3 hours.
The Al-Khor Stadium takes on a stunning asymmetrical seashell motif, providing covered seating for all spectators.
Connected to a number of transportation systems, the onsite parking will be able to hold 6,000 cars, 350 buses and the coming and going of 150 public buses/shuttles, as well as 1,000 taxis and water taxis.
The stadium will host over 45,000 loyal World Cup fans, with an additional 1,000 seats for press.
The shape of the Al-Shamal Stadium is derived from the traditional 'dhow', the local fishing boats of the Arabian Gulf, and appears from afar as a boat on shore waiting to launch.
Post FIFA World Cup, the modular upper tier of the stadium will be disassembled for shipment to developing countries.
Al-Garaffa stadium has a facade made up the colors of the flags that will have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, symbolizing football and friendship, mutual tolerance, respect and understanding.
The existing 21,175 capacity football stadium will be expanded to 44,740 to meet World Cup capacity.
The modular design of the second tier will allow for easy disassembly once the games come to a conclusion.
The Al-Rayyan Stadium is designed to include a huge 'media facade' that includes a membrane which acts as a screen for projections, news, commercials, sports updates, current tournament information and matches.
The existing 21,282 football stadium will be expanded to 44,740 for World Cup capacity, and all fans will have a shaded vantage for the game.
Umm Salal Stadium will be able to support more 45,120 screaming fans. The conceptual design of the stadium is based on traditional Arabian forts.
Post World Cup, the stadium will be used by Umm Slal F.C. as their home field.
Qatar University Stadium is smaller than the majority, holding only enough seating to accommodate 43,250 spectators.
After the World Cup, the stadium will be used by the university for its football matches as well as other sports.