Interesting Facts About Qatar's One-of-a-Kind 974 Stadium
Qatar's global popularity has skyrocketed, particularly as the FIFA World Cup 2022 has brought new and exciting ideas to the country. The 974 Stadium is one of the country's most notable features, attracting visitors from all over the world to the evening football matches for the season.
Being the first Middle Eastern country to host the 2022 FIFA World cup, Qatar constructed a total of seven brand-new stadiums in the prominent cities where the football matches were to be played. The 974 stadium being of them is one of a kind as it is the only stadium that was designed to be dismantled.
The stadium has so far hosted 7 games in the round of 16 matches including Brazil versus South Korea.
The 974 stadium was constructed from recycled shipping containers and is located on Doha's waterfront and boasting a spectacular view of the city skyline. The stadium has hosted several games including group and knockout competitions since the FIFA world cup matches began.
QATAR 2022 WONDERS— CONTAINER H&D LIMITED RC1737523 (@ContainerHomeNG) November 29, 2021
The Stadium 974 is made out of old shipping containers - and will only host 13 games in Qatar. After that it will be entirely deconstructed and shipped to another country and rebuilt there.
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The '974' name is the Gulf nation's international number and it also indicates the number of containers used in the construction. Additionally, the stadium has the ability to hold a capacity of 44,089 fans during the match. It is also the only venue without air conditioning hence many matches are hosted at the place taking part during the evening hours when the temperature is cool.
According to sources, after the FIFA world cup has ended, the stadium is set to be dismantled and the containers shipped to the countries that will be interested.
Built with 974 shipping containers. the stadium can be fully dismantled and re-purposed post-event ????— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 5, 2022
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The temporary venue was built to address concerns that Qatar was spending billions of dollars on white elephant locations that would be useless after the tournament.