Five facts you did not know about Ras Abu Aboud
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is the seventh proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup™ tournament venue to be unveiled by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
Here we outline some key facts about the venue, which will have a capacity of 40,000 and host matches up to the quarter-finals stage in 2022.
It will be the first fully demountable FIFA World Cup™ stadium
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will change the way host nations deliver mega-event facilities. Post-2022, the stadium will be completely demounted and redistributed, either in sections to create various facilities, or completely, so a 40,000-seat venue can be used somewhere else.
The same containers used to ship the materials will become part of the stadium
Much of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be created from recyclable sources, including the shipping containers used to transport materials for its construction. This highlights Qatar's commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Fans will arrive at the stadium via Doha Metro's Gold Line
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be served by excellent transport links, including a dedicated Doha Metro stop. In addition, fans will be able to access the venue by road, directly from West Bay, Doha Corniche and Hamad International Airport.
The stadium will rise again – either completely or in different sections
Due to its sustainable design, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be quickly disassembled after the tournament. It will be possible to demount the stadium and rebuild it completely in a new location, either in Qatar or a country which requires sporting infrastructure. Alternatively, different parts of the stadium can be used to create various facilities across Qatar or further afield.
After 2022 the area will be converted into a retail space and large public park
Post-tournament, the local community will enjoy a waterfront development that will occupy the site once the stadium has been demounted.