The Qatar 2020 FIFA World Cup will be the first World Cup ever to be held in an Arab, Muslim-majority country. The global sporting event will be held in 8 cutting edge stadiums (2 of which have been completed).
Each stadium will incorporate four priorities, which are legacy, comfort, accessibility and sustainability. The stadiums are uniquely designed to reflect Qatar’s rich culture and history while aiming to achieve Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification. They will employ cooling technology capable of reducing temperatures within the stadium by up to 20 °C. Most of the stadium will also feature modular designs to allow excess seating to be removed post-2022. These seats will be donated to football projects around the world, helping to spread the love of the game and spurring its worldwide development. The stadiums’ reduced capacities will create arenas suitable for local football and other events, guaranteeing a vibrant atmosphere.
You can find out more on the progress of the stadiums here.