Leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come, the iconic Lusail Stadium, which will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final and other matches, will be turned into a non-sporting facility after the completion of the tournament, an official disclosed on Wednesday.
“This will be a legacy of the tournament with several components suitable for the Lusail City Master Plan,” revealed, Mohamed Nabeel al-Atwaan, FM director, Stadium 974 Operations, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and projects director, Old Doha Port.
"More details are being finalised," he explained at a roundtable organised by Ibtechar on 'Delivering Innovation Through 2022 - World Cup' which discussed the technological innovations for the tournament.
“Khalifa International Stadium will retain the 40,000 capacity, that of five other stadiums are to be reduced and Stadium 974 fully dismantled. Most stadiums will have some other facilities added to them as the legacy of the tournament.
“This World Cup will be the most sustainable with five pillars of sustainability and more than 70 initiatives incorporated in the whole planning. Sustainability was at the core of the planning, design, delivery and legacy right from the beginning.”
According to the official, Stadium 974 is the most discussed and with a lot of innovation. “Using 974 containers which can be fully dismantled and used for various purposes or recycled into other forms, it is one of the best examples of sustainability, a legacy that will be remembered for a long time to come,” al-Atwaan added.