Inside Qatar's 40,000-capacity 'transportable' 974 Stadium
- Qatar to use first portable stadium in the 2022 World Cup.
- The Stadium 974 was built using 974 shipping containers, and renamed to signify Qatar's calling code.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will see a number of peculiar facades that have never been witnessed before in any football tournament.
The portable Stadium 974 in the Capital - Doha is one of the stadiums that will be used in this year's World Cup games. It will the FIFA World Cup's first transportable stadium.
The 40,000-capacity stadium has been constructed using 974 recycled shipping containers.
The structure - previously known as Ras Abu Aboud Stadium - was also renamed to signify the international calling code for Qata- 974.
The unique stadium which will host only seven World Cup matches was designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects together with Hilson Moran.
The structure consists of a steel frame that evokes a high bay warehouse separated into different blocks – including the stands, stalls, and sanitary fittings.
Along with the containers, the stadium's ceiling panels and the grandstands can also be easily stacked and transported.
Football officials in the country have said that the stadium will be taken apart after the World Cup and the seats and containers will be used to assist other developing countries.
Other Stadiums which shall be used to host the World Cup matches are Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali, Al Bayt and Al Thumama.
Despite many efforts to establish the real cost of its construction, the real amount of money that was used to put together the structure is not yet known.
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