With the U.S. knocked out of the World Cup, true fans already are dreaming of our next opportunity to enter the final four. Qatar, which won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has added detail to what one of those future venues might look like by revealing renderings for its latest soccer venue. The Al Bayt Stadium is modeled after a traditional nomadic tent.
The Al Bayt stadium will reportedly have 60,000 seats and feature eco-friendly technology following LEED principles with a goal of achieving a carbon neutral event.
Planning for the long term, the architectural designs feature a detachable upper tier that will reduce the stadium’s capacity to 32,000 seats after the World Cup. The removed seats will be donated to other countries.