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Al Thumama Stadium Sustainability

Qatar’s commitment to a truly green tournament remains at the forefront of everything we do.

During Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, Al Thumama Stadium precinct was the location for a revolutionary prototype stadium as illustrated by ARUP and AEB, who both played a part in delivering the project. Called the Showcase, the carbon neutral, 500-seat arena played an important role in demonstrating to FIFA how Qatar is committed to innovation and sustainability in the tournament and beyond. It was also a triumph for the whole Arab world, signifying the region’s eagerness to face challenges head on and overcome them.

FIFA visit to Showcase Stadium

The Showcase remains. It will be used by Gulf Organisation for Research and Development until 2022 to demonstrate using the power of the sun for stadium cooling, using their new hybrid super-efficient technology. Building on the concept established when the Showcase was originally built, this highlights Qatar’s wholehearted commitment to delivering a sustainable 2022 FIFA World Cup™. With significantly reduced travel distances and times between stadiums when compared to previous tournaments, the carbon footprint of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ will be dramatically smaller than that of past editions.

Map of Qatar’s compact hosting plan

Maintaining the highest standards

As with all of our venues, Al Thumama Stadium is targeting  Global Sustainability Assessment System Trust (GSAS) four-star certification for both design and construction.

GSAS is the first third-party green building verification system in the MENA region. Established to foster a more sustainable future, it is the most widely recognised and respected standard in Qatar and the region.

Showcase Stadium from above

Green and sustainable, every step of the way 

Al Thumama Stadium has incorporated best practice from the start.

With a particular focus on water and energy efficiency, and a commitment to maintaining architectural and cultural heritage, it will represents Qatar’s rich history, while embracing the most state-of-the-art practices to ensure it will be arena of the future, in every way.

Al Thumama Stadium and surrounding precinct

Discover more about Al Thumama Stadium: Main page | Design | Legacy

Learn about our stadiums: Al Bayt | Al Rayyan | Al Wakrah | Khalifa International | Lusail | Qatar Foundation | Ras Abu Aboud