As Khalifa International Stadium was
already a host venue of international level events, its redevelopment – and
therefore its environmental impact – will be kept to a minimum. The main focus
is on enhancing its capacity and facilities to FIFA World Cup™ standards and,
crucially, modernising it to become a more environmentally friendly venue.
Preparing a historic stadium for a sustainable future
One of the most important changes will be
the addition of a huge canopy stretching across the stadium. Along with
advanced cooling systems, it will help to maintain a comfortable temperature
for football fans, supplying a simple, green solution to an environmental
A green route to the game
Before fans even get to the stadium, they
will be contributing towards the goal of making the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
the most eco-friendly tournament ever – one of the Supreme Committee for
Delivery & Legacy’s key objectives. Whether they arrive via the dedicated
Sports City metro station or one of the 2,300 buses that the stadium has
parking spaces for, they will be helping to minimise the tournament’s carbon
If fans are heading to another fixture after the match, they won’t drive up vehicle emissions and air miles by travelling for hours between host cities. Unlike previous editions of the tournament, no 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ venue will be more than an hour away from any other. Located in the geographical centre of the tournament, Khalifa International Stadium is particularly well placed for onward travel.
Every effort being made at the stadium, down to the use of energy-saving lighting and bathroom fittings, will push it towards its goal of Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification. Even a venue as historic as Khalifa International Stadium recognises that sustainability is an integral part of its future.