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2022 FIFA World Cup Will Be Held In A Stadium Of Shipping Containers

The world’s first fully modular stadium will be erected in Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


The 40,000-seat stadium, designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects, is one of seven to be constructed for the event. It will be highly sustainable and made almost entirely of shipping containers that can be disassembled and reused elsewhere in the form of smaller sports arenas or cultural venues once the competition is complete, The Architects Newspaper reports.

Even the seats, concession stands, bathrooms and merchandise booths will be created from modular shipping container blocks that can be easily shifted as needed.

Each piece will be delivered by ship and assembled on-site. Once the development is complete, the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is expected to receive a four-star Global Sustainability Assessment System certification, which is provided to Gulf countries that abide by a rigid set of green building design standards, TAN reports.

The stadium is under construction and is anticipated to be finished by 2020.