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The most sustainable World Cup in history – SPANISH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


The most sustainable World Cup in history


Sustainability is one of the basic concepts that the Supreme Delivery and Legacy Committee (responsible for initiatives and projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar) has put on the table when submitting a World Cup bid. Little by little, this project has been gaining prominence as the eight stadiums that will host the World Cup. WThe transgaming.orgs facility includes 850,000 square meters of green space, either in the stands themselves or in the surrounding garden areas.

In addition, the seats of some stadiums – as well as other elements of the different venues – will be raised when the tournament is over and will be donated to some of the countries that need them. At Al Rayyan Stadium, for example, 90% of the substances in the old stands were recycled in favor of the new stadium. In World Cup stadiums, 40% less than the amount of water used in other World stadiums will be used.

“At Al Rayyan stadium, 90% of the substances in the old booths were recycled in favor of the completely renovated new stadium”

Detachable stadium

In reference to the newest Ras Abu Aboud stadium, the benefits to the environment are enormous. The enclosure, made up of ship containers and created by the Spanish studio Fenwick-Iribarren, will be completely dismantled after the World Cup, making it the first fully removable venue in World Cup history. Sustainability plays an important role in reducing stadium waste.

Currently, about 500 containers out of the 1,500 containers with which the stadium will be created have reached Doha by sea. About 35% of the stadium is already active. At Ras Abu Aboud, energy-saving lamps with high quality lighting will be used for the stands. They will use one third of the electricity consumed by ordinary light bulbs.

“500 of the 1,500 containers at Ras Abu Aboud Stadium have arrived in Doha, 35% of the total has already been lifted. They travel by sea ”

In relation to the Doha subway, which will help fans move between stadiums and was created specifically for the occasion, It will be the fastest and most environmentally friendly means of

Indeed – and according to Qatar's National Vision until 2030 – before announcing that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup, infrastructure plans have been prepared for most of the network projects that will be used during the World Cup. of the world. One was the most sustainable meter possible.


Certificate ❖ The World Cup stadiums Al Khalifa and Al Janoub received GSAS certification, being the first buildings in Qatar to achieve Platinum status. They meet the criteria for standard operation of energy, water, indoor conditions, waste recycling and facility management.

Carbon ❖ The Qatar World Cup has promised to be carbon neutral. The organizing committee is also aware of the importance of combating climate change. On the occasion of the tournament, Qatar's environmental leadership will be highlighted throughout the Persian Gulf region.

Figures ❖ More than 850,000 m² of new green space will be created on the stadium premises, while more than 5,000 trees will be planted. The stadiums will become green lungs and community centers for local residents. After the tournament, they will leave a legacy for citizenship.

Legacy ❖ 170,000 seats will be donated: After the tournament, the modular top tiers of some stadiums will be donated to countries that need transgaming.orgs infrastructure. This is an integral part of Qatar's legacy planning and will ensure that stadiums are suitable for purposes after 2022.