The seventh FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM location in Qatar was formerly known as the Ras Abu Aboud stadium. The location is the eighth to be deemed prepared to hold Qatar World Cup 2022 games, joining Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali, Al Bayt, and Al Thumama. Only one more venue needs to be announced. When Syria and the United Arab Emirates squared off on the first day of the on November 30, 2021, Stadium 974 had just been formally opened and was hosting its maiden game. Five of the tournament’s games were played at the stadium. Numerous intriguing features about the location are there. Here are five things regarding Stadium 974 that you need to be aware of.
First of its kind
The first entirely demountable stadium in World Cup history is Stadium 974, which is extremely intriguing because it can be fully disassembled after use. Shipping containers and modular steel frames were used in the stadium’s construction, honoring Qatar’s marine heritage. Given that less materials were utilized in the design of the stadium than in a conventional stadium, it is both aesthetically pleasing and financially effective.
The importance of sustainability
Several factors make Stadium 974 a good example of sustainability. As a result of the stadium’s economical design and the lack of a cooling system, water consumption there has dropped by roughly 40%. Utilizing shipping containers, the stadium is built modularly. The stadium’s extensive use of recycled steel in its construction is another bonus.
Given its ideal location, fans should have little trouble getting to Stadium 974. The Hamad International Airport is 4 kilometers away from it. The Doha Port as well as the Doha Airport are both close by. The Doha Metro makes getting there very simple as well. 800 meters or less separate Ras Bu Abboud station on the metro’s gold line from the stadium. For Qatar World Cup 2022 attendees, getting to and from the stadium should be simple.
No requirement for advanced cooling technology
The Advanced Cooling Tech, which will maintain the stadium temperatures at an ideal level for both the players and the fans, is one of the most distinctive aspects of the this venue. The only World Cup stadium without the cooling technology will be Stadium 974. Given its creative design, it doesn’t require one. Due to its layout and proximity to the seafront, the stadium has natural ventilation.
The unusual name
The naming of the location is intriguing. There are few intriguing reasons as to why the name it includes a number. As previously mentioned, shipping containers were used in the construction of Stadium 974. The venue’s construction involved 974 shipping containers. This is not everything. The stadium’s name also had some significance because 974 is Qatar’s international dialing code. The proximity of the stadium to the Hamad International Airport, the Doha Airport, and the Doha Port is meant to be reflected in the name as well.