As befits a stadium in Qatar's futuristic Lusail City, forward planning and care for the environment are an integral part of this 2022 FIFA World Cup™ arena.
Sustainability work started the moment Lusail Stadium was first envisaged and its location was chosen. Its position means fans can travel to matches via upgraded roads, the Doha Metro, shuttle buses from surrounding park and ride sites and even by foot – all suitably green methods of transport for this city of tomorrow.
Saving energy at every opportunity
As Lusail Stadium takes shape in the months and years ahead, we will continue to employ sustainable building practices and recycle construction waste whenever possible.
Recycled water will be used to irrigate plants around the stadium, which will all be local varieties requiring little water. More water will be conserved by installing efficient water fixtures and leak detection systems throughout the stadium complex.
Even the arena's roof has been designed with the environment in mind. A state-of-the-art material will allow enough light in for pitch growth while providing shade to reduce the burden on the stadium's air-conditioning.
A green stadium in a green city
Each neighbourhood will have its own essential amenities within walking distance. Meanwhile larger facilities, such as shopping centres, will be located close to green transport links, encouraging people to use the extensive public transport network.
Throughout the city, smart energy meters will conserve energy and organic waste will be collected for biomass fuel. Green spaces will be found around every corner to actively improve the air quality.
A sustainable legacy
Situated just north of Doha's many football clubs, Lusail will not need its own football stadium after 2022. Instead, this arena will become a community hub of schools, shops, health clinics and sporting facilities, all under the original roof of the stadium.
However, other places do need more sporting infrastructure, so some of the stadium's 80,000 seats will be removed and donated to sporting projects far and wide – a fittingly efficient use of materials from this most sustainable of stadiums.