Saturday, September 17, 2011

Qatar to Host 2022 FIFA World Cup

One small nation dared to dream...and dream BIG! The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid is the successful proposal from the government of Qatar to host the FIFA World Cup. Qatar, with a population of 1.69 million people, will be the first Arab nation to host the World Cup.

Here's what happens when dreams come true! Doha Port Stadium in Doha . To be built. Expected capacity: 44,950


And here's how the stadium, designed by Albert Speer Partner, will look from across the harbour


Al-Gharrafa Stadium in Al-Rayyan. Major renovation. Expected capacity: 44,740


Built in 2003 and currently with a capacity of just 25,000, the Al-Gharrafa Stadium will require significant redvelopment to achieve the vision below


Al-Shamal Stadium in Al-Shamal. To be built. Expected capacity: 45,120


The stadium's shape derives from traditional fishing boats known as 'dhow'


Al-Khor Stadium in Al-Khor. To be built. Expected capacity: 45,330


To combat the searing heat, air conditioning units will be installed in this and all of the other stadiums


Umm Slal Stadium in Umm Slal. To be built. Expected capacity 45,120


The stadium is located in south eastern Qatar , albeit just 40 miles from Doha . It's shape bears similarities to a nearby fort that is one of the most important landmarks of Qatar, The Umm Salal Mohammed Fort


Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan. To be built. Expected capacity 45,350


Following the World Cup, the stadium will be downsized to 25,000 seats for use by the University hockey team


Access to the stadium will be made easy, even for people travelling from Bahrain , which is only 51 minutes away by high-speed rail


Khalifa International Satdium in Al-Rayyan. Major renovation. Expected capacity 68,030


Al-Wakrah Stadium in Al-Wakrah. To be built. Expected capacity 45,120


Home to Al-Wakrah football team, the current stadium only holds 20,000 fans


Al-Rayyan Stadium in Al-Rayyan. Major renovation. Expected capacity 44,740


The exterior of the stadium features a membrane that will act as a screen for projections and advertisements


Qatar University Stadium in Doha . To be built. Expected capacity 43,520


Of the six stadiums based in the capital, Doha , the University Stadium will be marginally the smallest


Sports City Stadium in Doha . To be built. Expected capacity 47,560


A bird's eye view shows how the stadium draws inspiration from traditional Arab tents


Lusail Iconic Stadium in Al-Daayen. To be built. expected capacity 86,250


The showpiece stadium and venue for the World Cup final, the Lusail Iconic Stadium will be a masterpiece of engineering. The stadium will have a near circular footprint and will be surrounded by a vast moat


"Reflecting Dohas culture and heritage, the stadium is designed to be highly energy efficient and capable of performing in extreme summer climatic conditions," say the designers