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Qatar unveils sixth FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium design

Qatar has unveiled the design of the sixth proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) — the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure required to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar — has revealed the design of the sixth proposed venue for the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Dubbed the Al Thumama Stadium and sporting circular architecture, the intricate venue detailing is the work of Qatari architect Ibrahim Jaidah — chief architect of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) — and was inspired by the traditional Arab headdress, the ‘gahfiya', worn across the region.

Expected to be completed by 2020, the space has been built to house 40,000 fans during the tournament itself, but will be reduced to a 20,000-seat venue once the tournament is over, with the excess seating to be donated to developing football nations, according to the SC (via Fifa.com).

Reportedly one of the most central of the eight new stadiums being constructed, the Al Thumama Stadium will also include world-class standards of disabled access and a cooling system to allow for sport all year-round.