Qatar's commitment to a truly green tournament remains at the forefront of everything we do.
During Qatar's bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, the area surrounding Al Thumama Stadium was the location for a revolutionary prototype stadium. Called the Showcase, which has played an important role in demonstrating to FIFA how Qatar is committed to innovation and sustainability in the tournament and beyond. It was also a triumph for the whole Arab world, signifying the region's eagerness to face challenges head on and overcome them.
The Showcase remains. It will be used until 2022 to demonstrate how we are using innovative sustainable technologies to harness the power of the sun for stadium cooling. Building on the concept established when the Showcase was originally built, this highlights Qatar's wholehearted commitment to delivering a green 2022 FIFA World Cup™. With significantly reduced travel distances and times between stadiums when compared to previous tournaments, the carbon footprint of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ will be dramatically smaller than that of past editions.
Maintaining the highest standards
As with all of our venues, Al Thumama Stadium is targeting Global Sustainability Assessment System Trust (GSAS) 4-star certification for both design and construction. As part of this, the existing energy centre on the site will be refurbished and upgraded to meet the latest energy efficiency standards.
Green and sustainable, every step of the way
Al Thumama Stadium has incorporated best practice from the start.
The stadium’s green design ensures 40% more fresh water is saved compared to a conventional stadium. Recycled water is used to irrigate of green areas. The precinct will feature 50,000m2 of park area, with native vegetation and almost 400 trees covering 84% of the landscape.
With this particular focus on water and energy efficiency, and a commitment to maintaining architectural and cultural heritage, the stadium will represents Qatar's rich history, while embracing the most state-of-the-art practices to ensure it will be arena of the future, in every way.