The organizers of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar have revealed their latest stadium plans for the tournament, with the unveiling of a 40,000 capacity stadium that will have an air condition units.
The Al Thumama Stadium is designed in the shape of a ‘gahfiya’, a traditional Arabian headdress and will have a cooling system which lowers the temperature in the stadium to 18 degrees to combat the oppressive heat which will engulf the dessert state during the tournament.
According to Mirror Sport, the stadium will host group stage matches and a quarter-final and is situated four miles south of Doha. It is also one of the seven stadiums currently under construction for the tournament which takes place in five years.
Further report confirms that the Capacity will be reduced to 20,000 following the tournament and the site will feature a hotel, training pitches, an aquatic centre, running and cycling tracks plus retail spaces to ensure it is still used in the future.