Al Rayyan's location on the edge of the desert has shaped a resourceful city that does not tolerate waste. Therefore, from its very conception, the Al Rayyan Stadium project has had sustainability at its core, backed by the commitment of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy to green construction.
Turning old into new
Many of the materials from the deconstructed Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium that once occupied this site will be used throughout the new stadium complex – and some will even find a place in public art installations. Over 80% of the construction materials are being reused or recycled. Trees that once surrounded the old venue have been retained for future replanting, minimising damage to the natural environment.
Any new materials required for construction are carefully chosen for their environmentally friendly qualities.
A venue for tomorrow
Energy and water efficiency measures will be put into place, and further reductions in the stadium's carbon footprint will come as the metro connection being delivered by Qatar Rail is completed. Al Rayyan precinct will have conveniently located bike lanes and walking paths, as well as 125,000m2 of new green space featuring native, low-water-consumption plants for the community to enjoy.
By the time Al Rayyan Stadium hosts its first FIFA World Cup 2022™ match, football fans will be travelling via an environmentally friendly metro system to a truly sustainable venue.