In pictures: Qatar Foundation Stadium
Precisely four years to the day that Qatar celebrated its successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, it is one of five stadia that will be under construction by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
The stadium will have a tournament capacity of 40,000 and, as with all proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup venues, will feature state-of-the-art cooling technology. Post-tournament, the stadium’s capacity will be reduced to 25,000. The natural grass pitch used during the tournament will be replaced by an artificial one which can be used 365 days a year. Located at Education City, the home of QF, an innovative design element of the state-of-the-art stadium will see light filtered through complex geometrical patterns, with the intention to celebrate light by reflecting the intensity of the sun. The development of QF Stadium, and the associated Health & Wellness Precinct, will be overseen by the Qatar Foundation Capital Projects Directorate in coordination with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. Sustainability is at the heart of The Qatar Foundation Stadium and Health & Wellness Precinct. Due for completion in 2018, the entire precinct will have a sustainable business model encouraging and committing to healthy lifestyles, including a range of restaurants and cafes offering healthy options. The stadium and associated precinct will be open to the Qatar and QF communities, offering health and medical clinics for adults and children, male and female gymnasiums, swimming pool, tennis courts, football pitches, cycling and climbing facilities.