The organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, have confirmed that the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be ‘completely dismantled’ after the tournament.

The arena is the seventh to be built for the World Cup, with a capacity of 40,000 and to be designed by Spanish architect firm, Fenwick Iribarren.

Located across an area of 450,000 square metres, on the coast of Doha, close to the port of the Qatari capital, the venue will host group stage and knockout round matches in the tournament, according to the Supreme Committee for the Legacy of Qatar 2022.

The design is based on building with blocks that can be removed and used for other sports venues, after the World Cup has finished.

“This stadium offers the perfect legacy, capable of being assembled in a completely new location or transformed into numerous other sports and leisure facilities,” said Hassan al-Thawadi, Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Organising Committee.

According to the committee, this design shows that innovation is a ‘central aspect’ in Qatar’s plans to leave a legacy after the tournament.

Fenwick Iribarren have worked on similar projects before, designing the RCDE Stadium – home to LaLiga side Espanyol, as well as, the National Stadium in Norway and the Qatar Foundation Stadium – another World Cup venue.

Source: NAM News Network