Qatar to build low-carbon stadiums for 2022 World Cup

Qatar is to use carbon-neutral technology to cool its stadiums during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Yesterday Qatar was successful in its bid to host the football tournament in 2022, […]

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By Kelvin Ross

Qatar is to use carbon-neutral technology to cool its stadiums during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Yesterday Qatar was successful in its bid to host the football tournament in 2022, with Russia being picked for the 2018 competition.

Three state-of-the-art stadiums will be built for the event in Qatar, with two existing arenas due for expansion. The stadiums will all feature low carbon technology to keep temperatures down to 27°C – vital for fans and players alike as outside, the heat in Qatar in June and July tops 40°C plus.

Qatar 2022 chairman Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani said: “Our stadiums will have zero carbon cooling equipment utilising solar technology to ensure the temperature is no higher than 27 degrees Celsius, ensuring optimum playing conditions and a comfortable environment for fans.

“What we have unveiled is a world first, and as part of Qatar’s commitment to delivering an historic legacy we will share this groundbreaking technology with the rest of the world.”