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2022 Sports Arenas – Major Sports Development Proposal in Middle East: Football

24 + 23 Feb 2015

Qatar Football World Cup Stadiums

2022 World Cup in Qatar can only be held in November and December,

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar can only be held in November and December, says the head of Fifa’s taskforce looking into possible dates for the tournament, reports the BBC.

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa has ruled out a May tournament – the European leagues’ preferred option.

Qatar’s bid proposed a summer tournament, but temperatures in the Gulf state are believed to pose a potential risk to players’ health.

Al Wakrah Stadium, FIFA 2022 Sports Arena in Qatar, by AECOM with Zaha Hadid Architects:

FIFA World Cup Stadium Qatar
image from AECOM / Zaha Hadid Architects

A January/February tournament would clash with the 2022 Winter Olympics.

“All parties have to compromise, not just the Europeans,” Sheikh Salman said.

The proposal raises the prospect of a stand-off between the game’s governing bodies and European clubs over domestic schedules and player availability for the tournament.

World Cup 2022: Concern for migrant workers in Qatar – report by the BBC aired on 23rd February 2015.

The announcement that the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be in Qatar took place on 4 Dec 2010.

World Cup Stadiums Qatar

Qatar submits its Bid Dossier to host the FIFA World Cup for the first time in Middle East

Qatar has submitted on 14th of May its 750 pages Bid Book aiming to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Al Garafa FIFA World Cup Stadium:

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (Chairman, Qatar 2022 Bid Committee), Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani (Chairman, Football Association Qatar) and Hassan Al Thawadi (CEO, Qatar 2022 Bid Committee) handed over the document and additional seven binders with over 2,000 pages of supplementary documents to FIFA’s President Joseph S. Blatter. The entire dossier with a weight of more than 20 kilos in total is concerned with all relevant issues ranging from accommodation, transport, security, environment to the stadium infrastructure and is backed up with all required guarantees and agreements. The documents have been worked out by a joint venture comprising out of the German Consultants AS&P, ProProjekt and Serviceplan.

Al Khor FIFA World Cup Stadium:

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For the Qatar 2022 stadium concept three existing stadiums will be expanded and nine new stadiums will be built with capacities reaching from approx. 45,000 seats for the group matches to more than 85,000 seats for the finals. All stadiums will provide optimal conditions for players, match officials, spectators and media representatives as they are equipped with an ultramodern eco-friend­ly cooling technology providing excellent outdoor comfort. In order to meet the post-tournament demand of Qatar Stars League most of the stadiums have a modular upper tier which could be demounted after the World Cup.

Al Rayyan FIFA World Cup Stadium:

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Qatar’s hosting concept is extremely compact as all stadiums are within one hour drive from FIFA World Cup 2022 headquarters allowing fans to attend more than one a game a day. A new efficient metro system with a total length of 320 km will be accomplished in 2021. All stadiums are connected to Qatar’s highway system providing convenient access for spectators; some stadiums could be also reached by water taxis. But not only the fans will benefit from the compactness but also teams as they could stay at their team base camp for the entire compe­tition.

Al Shamal FIFA World Cup Stadium:

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In the history of the FIFA World Cup the tournament has never been hosted in a Middle East Country.

The bidding contest began with the publication of the official tender document in January 2009 and the declaration of interest by the interested nations by 2nd February 2009. The final show down will be on December 2nd 2010, when FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will announce at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich the host nations of the 2018 and 2022 as decided by the 24-man FIFA Executive Committee.

Al Wakrah FIFA World Cup Stadium:

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Images © design: AS&P – Albert Speer & Partner GmbH / visualization: hhvision, Cologne

FIFA World Cup Stadiums Doha images / information from AS&P, Architects

Albert Speer & Partner

2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums Qatar – 6 Oct 2013: Health & Safety Controversy re workers’ deaths


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Architecture in Qatar

Qatar Buildings

FIFA World Cup Stadium Qatar – Another Building Design:

Lusail Iconic Stadium
Design: Foster + Partners, architects
Lusail Iconic Stadium
image from the architect

Lusail Iconic Stadium Qatar

Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium – FIFA World Cup Building
Design: Arup Associates
Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium
photograph : Gem Advertising & Publications

Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium

Doha skyscrapers:
Doha skyscrapers
photograph © Pygmalion Karatzas
Doha Architecture Photos



Website: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

Qatar Architecture

National Museum of Qatar Design
Design: Jean Nouvel, architects
National Museum of Qatar Jean Nouvel
image by Artefactory, © Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Museum of Islamic Art Doha
Design: I M Pei, architect
Museum of Islamic Art Doha
image from architect

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