Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadia revealed
Arabian Business takes a look at plans for temperature controlled stadia for the World Cup 2022 bid.
In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 The Doha Port stadium is pictured in this artists impression as Qatar 2022 World Cup bid unveiled its stadiums on September 16, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images) The Sports City stadium pictured in this artists impression draws it's inspiration from the traditional Arabian tent 'architecture' (Getty Images) The architectural concept of the Umm Slal stadium takes it's inspiration from a nearby beautiful old fort. (Getty Images) The Al-Rayyan stadium has been designed to include a 'media facade' that includes a membrane that acts as a screen for projections; news, commercials, sports updates and current tournament information and matches. (Getty Images) A model of the Al-Gharrafa stadium is displayed during a tour by FIFA officials who are inspecting Qatar's 2022 World Cup hosting bid in Doha on September 16, 2010 as the Gulf country convinced FIFA inspectors that it can overcome the scorching heat by cooled carbon neutral stadiums. (AFP/Getty Images) The architecture of the Doha Port stadium references its location by creating a shape reminiscent of a marine animal. (Getty Images) The Qatar University stadium is pictured in this artists impression (Getty Images) The new stadiums planned include Al-Shamal (pictured), which will accommodate 45,120 and will be located in the north of Qatar. (All images courtesy of design: AS&P - Albert Speer & Partner GmbH / visualization: hhvision, Köln) In addition, two existing stadiums will be expanded if Qatar wins the right to stage the FIFA World Cup. These include doubling the capacity of the Al Rayyan stadium in northwest of Doha to a capacity of 44,740 and doubling the capacity of the Al Gharafa stadium (pictured) to 44,740. The 45,330-seater Al-Khor stadium will be situated in the north east of Qatar. The Al-Wakrah stadium, which will house 45,000 fans, will be located in the south of the country. Inside the Al Gharafa Stadium, which will be upgraded should Qatar win the right to host the 2022 World Cup. Inside the new Al Khor Stadium. Another view of the Al-Wakrah stadium, which will house 45,000 fans.