As football fans make their way to Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, enjoying stunning views of Doha's skyscrapers from across the bay, they will marvel at a football stadium unlike any other.
This FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ venue will be constructed using shipping containers and modular steel elements, echoing the nearby port and Doha's long maritime history.
The result will be a distinctive, boldly colourful and thoroughly modern arena that will almost look like it is made from building blocks.
Innovative design, innovative legacy
This stadium's truly innovative design will also allow it to be completely disassembled after the tournament – a first for a FIFA World Cup™ venue and a sign of Qatar's commitment to sustainability. Many elements of the arena, including all 40,000 seats, the containers and even the roof, will be re-used, providing valuable infrastructure to sporting and non-sporting projects elsewhere.
The design concept will result in the swift, cost-efficient construction of a stunning arena, which will have an elegant curved square form. The enclosed shape of the stadium will ensure a memorable atmosphere – for fans and players alike – at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ fixtures up to the quarter-final stage.