With the U.S. knocked out of the World Cup, true fans already are dreaming of our next opportunity to enter the final four. Qatar, which won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has added detail to what one of those future venues might look like by revealing renderings for its latest soccer venue. The Al Bayt Stadium is modeled after a traditional nomadic tent.
Previously, AN covered Qatar’s initial plans to host the 2022 World Cup—3 expanded stadiums and 9 new ultra modern stadiums—designed by the likes of Zaha Hadid, whose design has already raised eyebrows across the globe. Now, we can expand upon the future World Cup stadium designs with renderings released of Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. The stadium will be finished by 2018, years ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
The Al Bayt stadium will reportedly have 60,000 seats and feature eco-friendly technology following LEED principles with a goal of achieving a carbon neutral event.
Planning for the long term, the architectural designs feature a detachable upper tier that will reduce the stadium’s capacity to 32,000 seats after the World Cup. The removed seats will be donated to other countries.