Once ready, the 40,000-seat Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be one of the most unique stadia in the world. This one-of-a-kind stadium will be the first fully demountable stadium in FIFA World Cup history.
Constructed using shipping containers, removable seats, and other modular “building blocks”, not only will this innovative, 40,000-seat venue have a remarkable design, but it will be entirely dismantled and repurposed after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Its parts will be used in other sporting or non-sporting projects, setting a new standard in sustainability and introducing bold new ideas in tournament legacy planning.
Located on the shores of the Gulf, looking across to Doha’s dazzling West Bay skyline, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be a spectacular venue for matches up to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Following the tournament’s conclusion, the stadium will be dismantled and make way for a waterfront development for local people to enjoy.
The venue’s temporary nature and clever modular design will mean that fewer building materials will be required than in traditional stadium building, helping to keep construction costs down.
And with other projects reusing the seats, roof and other components of the arena, parts of the venue will be utilized for years and even decades to come.
Minimizing construction costs and ensuring regular future use are the key ingredients in making a new stadium – and sporting mega-events – sustainable.
Fenwick Iribarren Architects are the visionaries behind this venue’s bold design.
Excavations are completed and the venue’s foundations are filled with reinforced concrete. Work on drainage networks and other utilities has begun. In the meantime, the shipping containers that will become the arena’s “building blocks” are being put together.