Stadium 974 to be dismantled after hosting final World Cup game between Brazil and South Korea

for Tv47 Digital December 06, 2022, 04:50 PM
974 Stadium
The 974 Stadium in Doha, Qatar. PHOTO | ESPN

In Summary

  • The transportable Stadium 974 - which derives its unique name from Qatar's international calling code - hosted the last match between Brazil and South Korea, a match that ended with a 4-1 drabbing of the Asian country.

    • Located about 10 km East of the capital Doha, Stadium 974 was built to specifically host seven matches over the course of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.

    Qatar is now set to demolish the Stadium 974, after the 40,000-capacity venue hosted its last match on Monday, December 5 night.

    The transportable stadium - which derives its unique name from Qatar's international calling code - hosted the last match between Brazil and South Korea, a match that ended with a 4-1 drabbing of the Asian country.

    Located about 10 km East of the capital Doha, Stadium 974 was built to specifically host seven matches over the course of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.

    On 30th November, the unique stadium saw a record attendance of 44,089 fans when Argentina beat Poland 2-0 in Group C match.

    FIFA World Cup's first transportable stadium

    The FIFA World Cup's first transportable stadium was constructed using 974 recycled shipping containers.

    Stadium 974 was named after the number of shipping containers used to build it. The stadium can be completely loosened or detached and transported to a different country and be fixed. PHOTO | COURTESY

    The unique stadium 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.

    Qatar football officials had 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.

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