FIFA releases World Cup Qatar 2022 sustainable stadiums report

Stadium seats will be donated to countries which lack sports infrastructure

FIFA releases World Cup Qatar 2022 sustainable stadiums report

FIFA has released its World Cup Qatar 2022 sustainable stadiums report.

The report outlines the sustainability features of each tournament venue in relation to design, construction and legacy.

It notes that the modular design of the stadiums means that 170,000 seats will be removed from several venues after the event and donated to countries which lack sporting infrastructure.

The stadiums, which have retractable roofs and advanced, energy-efficient cooling technology, are operational all year round, and are accessible via the Doha Metro.

Plus, 15 percent of building supplies for the stadiums were sourced from recycled materials, and 90 percent waste created while building Al Janoub and Al Rayyan Stadiums was reused or recycled.

Eng. Bodour Al Meer, sustainability & environment senior manager at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), said, “Sustainability has been at the heart of all our tournament preparedness efforts from the day we were awarded the rights to host the world’s largest football tournament, back in 2010.”

“In particular, we have always aimed to ensure that the construction and development of our tournament infrastructure leaves a positive legacy for our planet and sets new standards for delivering sustainable, carbon neutral, mega-sporting events in the future.”

You can read the full report here

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