Despite being accused of corruption earlier in June, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) released a video of the new host venue planned for the 2022 tournament. Employing the latest construction techniques and materials, the stadium will target both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) ratings. It has a detachable upper tier that allows it to downsize in capacity, and after removing the tier, the stadium turns into a 32,000-seater to be used after the World Cup. The removed seats will be donated to other countries.
Related: New Investigation Reveals ‘Appalling’ Treatment of Migrant Laborers Working on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup
Al Bayt Stadium will be used as a venue for the semi-finals while three more stadiums are expected to break ground by end of this year. FIFA requires a minimum of eight stadiums for World Cup host countries, but Qatar plans to build a total of 10.
+ Inhabitat’s coverage of the World Cup 2022
Images via Neoscape
Via Daily Mail