On Saturday, Qatar revealed Stadium 974, the newest venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will host its inaugural match when the UAE and Syria face off in the Arab Cup’s opening match.
The arena, formerly known as Ras Abu Aboud, is composed mostly of shipping containers and is located near Doha Port, and opposite the stunning West Bay skyline, according to Qatar 2022. This is the first entirely demountable stadium in FIFA World Cup history, thanks to its revolutionary design.
Stadium 974 is the eighth tournament venue to be designated fit to host matches by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), following Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali, Al Bayt, and Al Thumama. During the FIFA World Cup 2022, which begins on November 21, 2022.
“Stadium 974 has been completed, and we are really pleased about it. As we go closer to hosting the first FIFA Globe Cup in the Middle East and Arab world in 2022, this is another significant step forward “The Secretary-General of the SC, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, said in a release.
“This ground-breaking stadium is a game-changer for future mega-event hosts, in our opinion. It’s yet another illustration of the lasting impact that our World Cup will have “Added he.
During Qatar 2022, Stadium 974 will host seven matches up to the round of 16th stage. The 40,000-capacity stadium will host six matches during the FIFA Arab Cup, which runs from November 30 to December 18, including the first semi-final and third-place play-off.
The new name of the stadium, according to the organizers, represents the number of visitors.
Qatar’s international dialing code, as well as the number of shipping containers used in the development.
The name also refers to the stadium’s proximity to Hamad International Airport, Doha Airport, and Hamad Port, which makes it a gateway to Qatar